We thought French's had the market for fried onions pretty much cornered. But no! There's a new game in town. We noticed these imported fried onions made by Lars' Own at Whole Foods. They show up every year around Thanksgiving—you know, when you start thinking about green bean casserole.
Like marshmallows on sweet potatoes, the light, crispy blanket of fried onions is de rigueur on green bean casserole. But we sort of loved the campiness (and unhealthiness) of the French's pop-top can.
Do we really need all-natural, imported fried onions?
We haven't tried the Lars' Own onions; no green bean casseroles yet this year! (Although, let's be honest. Why don't we use those onions on other things?)
But we're going to guess that the "all-natural" standards that make it available at Whole Foods probably precludes some of the preservatives that make the onions so buttery and crispy.
Has anyone tried them as a healthier (ahem) alternative to the French's? What's the verdict?
• Buy a 2-pack, $6.58 at Chicago Importing Online Store.
Related: Thanksgiving Sides: 5 Alternatives to Green Bean Casserole
(Image: Chicago Importing Online)