Fried Local Onions with Creamy Kochujang Sauce

December 11, 2017 / By Foodland

Fried Local Onions with Creamy Kochujang Sauce

Fried Local Onions with Creamy Kochujang sauce - crispy and oh-so tasty! The perfect pupu for any get together! For the ultimate pairing, use as a topping for salads or a juicy homemade burger! 
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Vegetables
Servings 6 Servings


  • 2 Local Yellow Onions or White Onions(peeled and sliced into very thing rings)
  • 2 cups butter milk
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons prepared kochujang sauce
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons rice wine vinegar
  • 3 cups AP flour
  • 3 tablespoons Salt
  • 2 tablespoons ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons granulated garlic
  • 3 cups vegetable oil, plus more as needed


  1. Combine the onions and buttermilk and allow to sit overnight.
  2. Combine the mayonnaise and kochujang sauce and mix until incorporated. Refrigerate.
  3. Combine the flour, salt, ground pepper and granulated garlic.
  4. Place the oil in a pot (ensuring that you have a 3 inch depth of oil) and heat to medium high heat.
  5. Prepare a platter lined with paper towels.
  6. In small batches, take onions, remove excess buttermilk and dredge in the seasoned flour.
  7. Remove excess flour and then fry until golden brown. Drain.
  8. Continue in small batches until all the onions are done.
  9. Serve with the creamy kochujang sauce.
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