Prep 15 mins
Cook 2 mins
My family really likes this onion rings recipe! Since we like heat I most always add in about 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper to the flour mixture, but that is optional, I only use the large rings and save the small pieces of onions for another use.
- 3 large sweet onions
- 1 cup flour
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 1⁄2 cup cornmeal
- 1⁄4 cup cornstarch
- 3 tablespoons baking powder
- 1 -2 tablespoon seasoning salt
- 1 1⁄2 cups flour
- 3⁄4 cup milk
- 3⁄4 cup buttermilk
- canola oil (for frying)
- Cut the onions into 1-inch thick slices, and separate into rings.
- To make the dry batter; mix together 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons flour, cornmeal, cornstarch, baking powder and seasoning salt in a large bowl.
- Pour enough oil into a cast-iron pot to come to a depth of 3-inches.
- Heat the oil to 325°F-350°F.
- Place 1-1/2 cups flour in a bowl.
- In another bowl, mix together milk and buttermilk.
- Working in batches, about 3-5 rings at a time, dredge onions in the plain flour firstly.
- Dip in milk/buttermilk mixture, then dredge in seasoned flour mixture.
- Immediately fry onions in hot oil until crisp and golden (about 2-3 minutes).
- Use tongs or a slotted spoon to remove onion rings from the oil; drain well on paper towels before serving.
- Season with more seasoned salt if desired.