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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!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword cast iron, game day recipes, kid-friendly recipes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 147kcal
Author Jocelyn Delk Adams of Grandbaby-Cakes.com

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

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.

Nutrition

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