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Crispy Sweet Onion Rings

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Buttermilk Soak 2 hrs
Course Appetizer, condiment, Side Dish
Cuisine American


  • 1 large sweet onion cut into 3/8 inch slices
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • Vegetable oil
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup plain yellow cornmeal
  • 2 tsp salt
  • dash of cayenne pepper


  • Separate rings and place in a mixing bowl and cover with buttermilk. Cover bowl and refrigerate 2-24 hours.
  • Pour oil to a 2 inch depth in a deep pan and heat to 360.
  • Stir flour with cornmeal, salt and cayenne.
  • Dredge onion rings in flour mix and lay out on to a baking sheet.
  • Fry in batches and drain on paper towels. Salt immediately after frying. Keep warm in a 200 oven until serving.
  • Serves 3-4 as a garnish, double the recipe to serve as a side dish.
Keyword buttermilk onion rings, crispy onions, onion rings, steak and onions, steak garnish