The Fried Snack Hack To Add More Flavor To Your Burgers

While fries may be the most classic burger sidekick, onion rings come in a close second. To upgrade your next burger, try adding this type of onion flavor with our clever and easy hack. Instead of making onion rings from scratch, just buy a bag of Funyuns from the grocery store and slide them right on in. This may sound like a lot of extra weight to hold in your hand, but Funyuns are thinner than normal onion rings, so they won't be overwhelming. 

You'll also get a similar flavor and a satisfying crunch that perfectly balances out the softer, meatier patty. But these store-bought snacks have a milder taste than regular onion rings, so they won't overpower your burger. That's because Funyuns don't actually contain onions. The primary ingredients are enriched cornmeal, vegetable oil, and flavorings like salt, buttermilk, onion powder, and garlic powder. So essentially, you're getting notes of an onion ring's flavor, and all the crispiness of the real thing, without the hassle of having to fry them up yourself.  

Add Funyuns to your burger for an easy flavor upgrade

Of course, Funyuns aren't the only snack that would work well here. If you're looking for a crunchy, onion-flavored addition to your burger that you can buy at the grocery store, you can also try Hawaiian Sweet Maui Onion Rings, which have a little more sugar than regular Funyuns for added sweetness. You can also try Harvest Snaps Crunchy Loops Sour Cream & Onion Baked Red Lentil Snacks for a little added plant protein or Funyuns Flamin' Hot version for a spicy kick. 

Once you've selected your perfect onion-flavored crunchy snack, it couldn't be easier to add them to your burger. Simply place a few on top of your patty and any other toppings like cheese, tomato, or lettuce, as the final step before you add the top bun. If you're more of a slider fan, you can mimic the same process, although you'll likely only need a Funyun or two for each one. Either way, your meal will turn out with added crispiness, depth, and flavor.