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Where do I buy French Fried Onion Rings

Matash Jan 11, 2009 05:44 PM

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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    maisonbistro RE: Matash Jan 11, 2009 07:11 PM

    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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      Matash RE: maisonbistro Jan 12, 2009 02:58 PM

      Sorry yes I meant the ones in the can by Frenchs


    2. anachemia RE: Matash Jan 11, 2009 07:16 PM

      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...

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        JadeMyst RE: Matash Jan 12, 2009 07:33 AM

        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.

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          JadeMyst RE: Matash Jan 12, 2009 03:27 PM

          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.

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            meninthekitchendotca RE: Matash Jan 13, 2009 06:05 AM

            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.

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              maisonbistro RE: Matash Jan 13, 2009 06:19 AM

              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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                meninthekitchendotca RE: maisonbistro Jan 13, 2009 06:41 AM

                hmmm. Thanks for the head's up :)

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                  Matash RE: maisonbistro Jan 13, 2009 02:12 PM

                  Great tks

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                  Maximilien RE: Matash Jan 13, 2009 07:59 AM

                  Can anyone tell me what this "product" is?

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

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                    maisonbistro RE: Maximilien Jan 13, 2009 08:03 AM

                    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.

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                      C70 RE: Maximilien Jan 13, 2009 08:54 AM

                      here ya go, max


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                      uneventfulijk RE: Matash Jan 13, 2009 09:26 AM

                      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.

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                        Matash RE: Matash Jan 13, 2009 02:13 PM

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

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                          maisonbistro RE: Matash Feb 6, 2009 06:28 PM

                          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.

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                            eatwell RE: maisonbistro Feb 7, 2009 02:28 AM

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

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                              TheSnowpea RE: maisonbistro Feb 22, 2009 11:57 AM

                              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.

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                                maisonbistro RE: TheSnowpea Feb 22, 2009 12:17 PM

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

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                            LoveGossipGirl RE: Matash Dec 18, 2010 03:24 PM

                            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?)

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                              Whygee RE: Matash Dec 20, 2010 07:57 AM

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

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                                LoveGossipGirl RE: Whygee Dec 22, 2010 03:03 PM

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

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                                  westaust RE: LoveGossipGirl Dec 23, 2010 06:42 AM

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

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