Recipe by Rita~
Nice and crispy! Sweet with a Kick! Top that juicy steak with these! If you want more of a kick add 1 teaspoon of Old Bay to the milk mixture as well!
Top Review by Mary K. W.
5-star for sure! The light, crispy batter is seasoned perfectly. For those having issues with the batter falling off ... I put the rings in a bag of plain flour and shook to dust them, then the batter, then the seasoned flour. No problem with anything falling off then. I also cut the onions and put them in the fridge to 'sweat' for a few hours ... that may help with the batter sticking too. If you like onion rings, be sure to try these.
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
- 1 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 cup flour
- 1⁄4 cup cornmeal
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 teaspoons pepper
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 large sweet onions, such as vidalia
- vegetable oil (enough so onions are covered in oil for frying)
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat the oven to 250 degrees.
- Combine the buttermilk, hot pepper sauce and sugar in a medium bowl until the sugar dissolves.
- Combine the flour, cornmeal, baking powder, Old Bay, salt and pepper in a shallow baking dish.
- Peel and cut the onions into 1/4-inch-thick slices.
- Separate the onion slices into rings and towel dry.
- Dip the rings in the buttermilk and shake off the excess liquid.
- Dredge the rings in the flour mixture, shake off the excess.
- Meanwhile, heat the oil to 400 degrees over medium-high heat in a large heavy pan.
- Add the onions to form a single layer on the oil's surface and cook until golden brown, no more than 3 minutes.
- Using tongs, transfer the onions to the paper towel-lined plate.
- Let stand 2 minutes to drain, then carefully transfer to the rack in the warm oven.
- Repeat till all are fried.
- Season with salt!