Buttermilk Onion Rings

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 3 mins

I LOVE onion rings. Especially with a good burger or steak!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut the onions in 1/4" slices. In a glass dish, soak the onions in the buttermilk for 30 to 60 minutes.
  2. In a brown paper sack, combine the flour, cornmeal, salt, onion powder, chili powder, and if needed, sugar. Drain the onions lightly and dredge them in the seasoned flour.
  3. Pour at least 4" of oil into a heavy saucepan. Heat the oil to 375°. Fry the onions, in batches, for 2 to 3 minutes, or until golden. For the crispiest results, drain on paper towels and spread on a serving plattter rather than piling them into a basket, where they could become soggy. Serve immediately.
Most Helpful

These were delicious! Loved the fact that they had just the right amount of batter/breading. Not so much that it seemed like they were "all breading." Just perfect.

Lightly Toasted April 06, 2010

So so good. The best recipe I've tried yet. I wish there was a way to get the batter to stick on the onions more, it isn't a problem with this recipe, just all in general. But they were so good, will definitely be my go to recipe for onion rings.

Madefromscratch August 16, 2009

Nice tasting onion rings. We also used this batter for shrimp and it turned out just wonderful. The spices were right on. Thanks for posting this recipe.

gwynn November 13, 2008