Spicy Sweet Onion Rings

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by Susie D

These are truly something different...an onion ring recipe calling for condensed milk & chipotle peppers! The original version in Southern Living magazine used 1/4 cup of jalapeños, but I like the slightly smoky flavor the chipotles add. Our family likes these served with ranch dressing.

Top Review by alligirl

I made a mistake here; I got corn muffin mix (which I JUST figured out) instead of cornbread mix. I know that made a difference. I think I sliced my onions too thinly, and the oil was too hot to start. :-( Just a comedy of errors for these poor onion rings. As mentioned by another reviewer, the batter was a tad too thick for me; I added some extra club soda, and that solved the problem. I finally got the temperature right, and was rewarded with some sweet/spicy onion rings. I had never used chipotles before; they have an interesting flavor, and I'm looking forward to using them again. Thanks for sharing these, Susie D!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Peel the onion& slice into 1/4 inch slices: Separate into rings.
  2. Combine flour& cornmeal, mix well.
  3. Combine beaten egg, sweetened condensed milk,& club soda: stir into flour/cornmeal mixture.
  4. Finely mince 1 or 2 chipotle peppers (depending on size& desired heat level) and stir into batter mixture.
  5. Dip onion rings into batter coating well, shake lightly, and fry in deep hot oil (350-375°F): avoid overcrowding.
  6. Fry until golden brown& drain the rings on paper towels.

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