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Crispy Fried Onion Rings | Grandbaby Cakes
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Crispy Fried Onion Rings

Classic homemade crispy fried onion rings dredged in buttermilk and battered in a highly seasoned flour. The results are absolutely delicious! Now you can make restaurant quality onion rings at home!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 147kcal


  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 3 tablespoons seasoned salt
  • 2 tablespoons yellow corn meal
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 onions sliced into 1/3-1/2 inch rings
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • Vegetable oil for frying


  • Add flour, seasoned salt, corn meal, black pepper, paprika, and cayenne pepper to a paper bag and shake to mix well.
  • Dip each onion ring into seasoned flour then dip into buttermilk then back into seasoned flour coating all sides. Set each battered onion ring on a parchment covered baking sheet to rest until all onion rings are battered.
  • While coating sets, add 3-3 1/2 inches of oil to a cast iron or heavy bottom pot and heat over medium high heat. Also turn on oven to 275 degrees.
  • Fry onion rings 4 at a time, not over crowding. Fry on each side until golden brown then remove and place on paper towels to drain.
  • Add finished onion rings to a parchment paper lined baking sheet and place in the oven to keep warm until all are fried. Serve when ready.


TIP: If you prefer a milder onion flavor, soak the onion slices in ice water for about 15 minutes before use. The cold water will help to pull out starch and soften their flavor.


Calories: 147kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 2120mg | Potassium: 122mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 320IU | Vitamin C: 1.8mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1.7mg