Saturday 1 February 2014

My latest fascination.. fried onions

I went for grocery shopping last weekend and stumbled upon a big pack of fried onions and since then I have only been cooking up stuff that would taste even better with a dash of fried onions. 

So, what are fried onions? Simple! they are fried - onions. The onions are cut julienne style and deep fried until crisp. They are little sweet and crisp and usually sprinkled on top of a dish at the time of serving. Some popular dishes where they are used the most across India are Biryani and Khichda (Khichdi with meat).
In most dishes you will be using them directly but you can also caramelize them further and use them in a variety of dishes. I will share some of the recipes that I tried at home.

Many (including myself until now) used to fry onions whenever the need arised but these days you get ready made packets.. so why bother! 

I had decided to make hot dogs that night and I also wanted to use fried onions. The result was hot dogs with fried onions! Weird huh?? but trust me it was awesome!! 

Simplest and fastest way to mouth watering treat, here it goes..

Ingredients (Two hot dogs)

2 hot dog buns
4 Chicken sausages (I used Venkys Cheese stuffed chicken sausages)
1 cup raw onion cut into rings
4 Cheese slices 
Barbecue sauce
Mustard Sauce
Half cup fried onions
Black pepper, salt to taste
1 tsp olive oil

Make a horizontal slit on the bun for making hot dog.
Place the hotdogs upside down on a baking tray and microwave in convection mode at 200 degrees for 2 minutes to lightly roast the bread. This step is optional.

Heat oil in frying pan and lightly fry the sausages along with onion rings, sprinkle some black pepper and salt. Leave the onions crunchy.

Apply mayonnaise sauce on the bread, place the cheese slices, sausages and onions. Spread barbecue and mustard sauce.

Now comes the twist, at the time of serving, sprinkle some fried onions on top. 

Yummy mouth watering hot dogs are ready!! You will absolutely love the crunchy sweet texture of fried onions when you take the first bite and you will remember me :-)

ps: Make sure to get the best quality pack as some turn soggy.

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