Fried Onion Rings

"This was my first attempt at onions rings, and they were really good. Super quick to make too."
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  • Cut onion into 1/2 inch slices; separate into rings.
  • In a bowl, combine the flour, cornmeal, baking powder, salt, baking soda and cayenne.
  • Combine the egg and buttermilk; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
  • In an electric skillet or deep-fat fryer, heat 1 inch of oil to 375°.
  • Dip onion rings into batter.
  • Fry a few at a time for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
  • Drain on paper towels (keep warm in a 300° oven).

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  1. These rings were excellent! They stayed crisp in the oven whilst I cooked the others. I added a bit more of both flours because the egg I sed was extremely large. Thanks for a good recipe.
  2. fantastic, perfect, ohmigod. will never need another recipe. thank you!
  3. These were very tasty onion rings. Fried up crisp and light. What more would you want. Thanks for posting this recipe.
  4. These onion rings were INCREDIBLE. I did make a change, though. I had only written down the dry ingredients, and omitted the egg and used regular milk instead of buttermilk. The batter was the consistency of a think pancake batter. These did not coat the onion rings too thickly, giving you a real onion taste rather than a mouthful of fried batter. In my book they are tops. Oh, and I had no cornmeal so I replaced it with corn muffin mix. Thanks for posting.
  5. These were great - just like a restaurant. I was surprised how quickly they fried up! I coated them a bit more than the one in the picture so they were really puffy and yummy. Thanks!


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