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Where do I buy French Fried Onion Rings

Used to buy these at a food store called Esposito and Provigo I believe
I asked at Maxi in Dorval last month and manager there did not seem to remember seeing these for awhile.

Trying hard to remember who made them and also which aisle they would be in


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  1. You mean the French's fried onions - the ones in a can? I have seen them at IGA in the CSL shopping center, and will check tomorrow, but am pretty sure Loblaws St. Jacques carries them too. I would think pretty much any grocery store has them.

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    1. re: maisonbistro

      Sorry yes I meant the ones in the can by Frenchs


    2. Hmm, are you talking about Durkee french fried onions? These are usually in the pantry/baking aisle from what I remember, though it's been a while since I bought them. Pretty sure I have seen them in the past at IGA, and there is a chance Costco might have them. I'll keep an eye out...

      1. Do you mean McCain's frozen fried onion rings? I've seen them around somewhere but can't quite remember where. I'll keep an eye out for them.

        1. Are the French's in the can like the bags of fried onions from places like the Netherlands or Denmark that I find in Akhavan's? They're crispy fried onions that I use as a bit of crunch on things like casseroles.

          1. I'm almost 100% sure they carry them at the metro on Queen mary, or pretty much any metro, IGA or Loblaws for that matter.

            1. I inquired at Loblaws and although they used to have them, they not longer carry them. I will check at the IGA in the Cote St Luc shopping center- I know I've seen them there.

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                1. Can anyone tell me what this "product" is?

                  Because I have no clue at all what you're talking about!!

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                  1. re: Maximilien

                    Umm, they are crunchy little slivers of onions that have been deep fried in some kind of batter/cripsy coating, that you can buy in cans. I believe in the States they are very popular around thanksgiving and Xmas - to used when making "green bean casseroles" - the onions are sprinkled on top I believe.

                    1. I had an emergency during American Thanksgiving 2007, where I could not find them anywhere and absolutely needed them for my green bean casserole. I dug up this recipe for homemade ones, and they're really easy to make/quite good:


                      * 3 large onions, sliced into thin rings
                      * 2 cups milk
                      * 2 cups all-purpose flour (I use gluten-free)
                      * oil (for frying)
                      * salt

                      1) Soak the onions in the milk for 5 minutes.
                      2) Heat the oil in a large skillet or deep fryer.
                      3) Take a handful of onions and run them through the flour with a fork to coat.
                      4) Fry in batches in the oil, stirring as needed to brown evenly.
                      5) Drain on paper towels and season to taste.

                      1. Thanks everyone for all your input really appreciate the replies and offers of website and stores ...GREAT CHOWHOUNDING

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                        1. re: Matash

                          I found bags of fried onions at Akhavan this morning. THey look just like the French's but are a different brand, and are in large see through cellophane bags.

                          1. re: maisonbistro

                            Just saw the fried onions in cans at Loblaws on Jean Talon yesterday.

                            1. re: maisonbistro

                              Saw them today too at Akhavan. Large cello bag will set you back about 3.99$.

                              They are Ship Brand, like the curry powders. Fried in India.

                              1. re: TheSnowpea

                                I have also seen them again, French's brand - at Loblaw's St. Jacques.

                          2. Hey, sorry to bump an old post but I'm looking to buy these for tomorrow night... Has anyone seen them recently? And in what aisle of the grocery store should I look? (They're one of those things I've never seen before but likely because I never looked?)

                            1. They have them at Provigo St-Urbain/Mont-Royal.

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                              1. re: Whygee

                                ^^thanks...but what aisle? (also, none at provigo on monkland or iga in cote st luc)

                                1. re: LoveGossipGirl

                                  I've seen them at Loblaws Jean-Talon, if i recall correctly, same aisle as other condiments such as ketchup