So, I love onion strings, even better, when dipped in tartar sauce. Go figure. Anyway, I've recently tasted them at NY Burger Co. and Rub . NY Burger supposedly has been voted as having the best onion strings. Ummmm...these were really greasy and mushy all three times that I've tried them. They were also, more or less, tasteless .
Then we tried them at Rub twice. They were just ok the first time but the second time they honestly tasted like they were fried in lard instead of clean oil unlike the fries which tasted fine. They had an unmistakable strong taste of lard.
So, I will now tell you where the best strings are and risk embarrassment. Okay.... here goes.... go to ..... [pause].... oh geesh.... ok..... here goes... Dallas BBQ .....[she ducks for the boos and hisses, and thrown eggs]. No, I'm not recommending the ribs there but just go for the onion strings. Actually, get the onion burger (the burgers aren't half bad) and ask for an extra order of the strings on the side. Or, if you are really feeling sure about this, just get the onion loaf. Oh, and, oh yeh, ask'em for some tartar sauce on the side and dip them in. I'm telling you, it is addicting.
There's a sign in the Dallas BBQ location near Columbia that describes the process of making these strings. I think they dip them in flour and they are special Spanish sweet onions which is the big secret. Nothing tastes like these. I've been addicted for several years. Anyone else know of a better place?