Buttermilk and Beer-battered Onion Rings

READY IN: 32mins
Recipe by Hey Jude

These are the best battered onion rings I've ever had. Recipe comes from Famous Dave's Backroads & Sidestreets. Preparation and cooking times are approximate since you can decide whether to chill the rings and batter for 2-24 hours.

Top Review by Rita1652

You won`t go wrong with these crunchy sweet onions rings.The only thing I changed was skipping the onion salt and added more of a kick by adding my finely ground habanaro flakes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Stir sugar into 2 quarts cold water.
  2. Slice onions 3/4 inch thick, place in sugar water and refrigerate.
  3. For the batter, mix all dry ingredients until well blended.
  4. Mix buttermilk, eggs and 2 T.
  5. oil together and mix into cornmeal mixture.
  6. Lightly stir but do not over mix.
  7. Gently fold in the beer until well mixed.
  8. Drink what's left of the beer.
  9. Refrigerate batter for 2 hours, rings and batter are best if chilled overnight.
  10. Drain onion rings.
  11. Make sure to discard thin membrane that separates from the rings or the batter won't stick.
  12. Place oil in a heavy skillet about 3/4 inch deep and heat to 350°.
  13. Dip rings into batter and fry until a deep, dark golden brown.
  14. Drain on a wire rack.

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