Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins
Great with a barbecued steak and a cold beer. These rings are spicy!
- 4 cups buttermilk
- 2 lbs vidalia onions, cut into ¼ inch thick rounds,separated into rings
- vegetable oil, for deep frying
- 3 cups flour
- 3 tablespoons ground cumin
- 3 tablespoons chili powder
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
- Place buttermilk in large bowl; add onion rings and toss to coat; let stand at room temperature 20 minutes and up to 1 hour, turning onions occasionally.
- Pour enough oil in large saucepan to reach depth of 3 inches; heat to 350°F.
- Mix all remaining ingredients in large bowl; remove 1 handful of onion rings from buttermilk; add to flour mixture and toss to coat; add onion rings to oil; cook until crisp and golden brown, about 2 minutes; using tongs, transfer to paper towels to drain; repeat with remaining rings in batches; mound in bowl and serve.
- Note: You could use the lightly onion-scented buttermilk to make up a batch of really tasty corn bread!
I was looking for an onion ring recipe without eggs and I found this one. I had a bit of trouble at first getting the batter to stick on the rings but I think my oil was not hot enough at first. I thought these were pretty good but I prefer a fluffier batter on my onion rings. I served this with French Fry Sauce French Fry Sauce (Utah-style) or Sauce for French Fries for a special treat!
Ooooh, these were absolutely delicious! I used just a pinch of the cayenne, 1 tbls. would have blown me out of the house! Spicy, tasty, yummy! Thanks Evelyn!