A delicious poolside snack - or a great accompaniment for a barbecue. These tangy onion rings are delicious served with the spicy lime dip. I have also used low-fat mayonnaise, in an attempt to lighten the calories!
- 1 large sweet onion
- 3⁄4 cup flour
- 1⁄4 cup cornmeal
- 1 teaspoon lime zest
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- 1 cup buttermilk
- oil (for frying)
Lime Dipping Sauce
- 2⁄3 cup low-fat mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 1 teaspoon horseradish
- Peel onion and cut into 1/4-inch slices, separating rings.
- In a medium-size bowl, combine flour, cornmeal, lime zest, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cayenne pepper.
- In a large bowl, combine the egg and buttermilk and stir. Add the flour mixture, and whisk until blended.
- Heat oil over medium-high heat in a heavy fry pan until temperature reaches 375°F.
- Dip onion rings into batter and carefully put into hot oil. Fry until golden brown, about 2 minutes, turning after one minute. Remove with fork and place on paper towels to absorb oil. Serve with Lime Dipping Sauce.
- Lime Dipping Sauce: Blend ingredients well. Make at least 30 minutes before serving.
This was great! Really really easy to make and it has great flavor. But you don't need all that batter. Next time I'll make less. The sauce was delicious and I plan on using it as a salad dressing as well.
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Both the onion rings and the sauce are very good. I think the sauce will make a good salad dressing also or as a dipping sauce for other deep fried vegetables. (I used it for the onion rings and zucchini coins.) I think I'll try the sauce as a dipper for unbattered radishes, a vegetable that is not one of my favorites. I have tried onion rings with a cornmeal batter and this batter. They are both good, but this one is tops. Thanks for the recipe.