Why This Recipe Works
To make a garnish of crispy onions, we pare down the typically fussy process of batch-frying onions in several cups of oil. Instead we fry a single batch of onions in just 1 1/2 cups of oil. The trick: removing a good bit of the onions’ water before frying by tossing them with salt, microwaving them for 5 minutes, and drying them thoroughly. Prepared this way, the onions cook in a single batch in about 25 minutes.