Heat oil in a small, deep pan, ensuring that the oil is over 1 inch deep. Heat oil to 375 degrees F. If using a deep fryer, add oil as needed.
While oil is heating, combine dry ingredients. Mix in chopped green onions. Gradually blend in buttermilk and egg until thoroughly blended.
Using a small cookie scoop or tablespoon, drop batter into the oil, making sure not to crowd the pan. If using a deep fryer, shake the basket once all the batter has been dropped in to keep it from sticking.
Cook until golden brown. If the oil doesn't completely cover the batter, make sure to turn the batter over to brown on all sides.
Remove from oil and allow to drip back into the oil before placing on cooling rack or paper towel.