Crispy onions sprinkled atop the traditional green bean casserole is a sure bet for most of us this Thanksgiving. But our judges like the texture of the onion straws on a variety of foods — from salads to burgers to baked potatoes. When my mom used to do her holiday shopping, she had few options for crispy casserole toppers. This week, we found seven brands of crispy onions at local grocery stores. Our judges plan to make a trip to Walmart or Target this season to pick up their store brands of onions.
Kathy Saunders, Times correspondent