After much cooking and not enough blogging I am finally updating and adding some new recipes to the blog. So over the course of the summer, I have had to reinvent myself and cook more often which is a good thing. So I decided to tackle Onion Rings because I absolutely love them but depending on where you get them they can be oh so good....and some oh so bad... I figured this could not be a complicated recipe so I concocted one that came out absolutely wonderful! Hubby gobbles them up and he hates onion rings for the most part. So I hope you guys enjoy them!
I will post the ingredient quantities that I used. You will need to adjust according to your needs. This recipe covers 3 people....
- Vidalia or Regular Yellow Onions - The number of onions will depend on how many onion rings you want to make.
- 2-3 cups of Buttermilk - This depends on the desired number of onion rings
- Salt and Pepper
- 1 Cup of Cornmeal
- 1 Cup of Flour
- 1-2 tbsp of hot sauce
- Peel off the covering on your onions and discard. Cut them into 1/4 inch slices (thicker if you prefer but no thinner) and separate carefully.
- In a deep bowl combine the buttermilk, salt, pepper, and hot sauce. Place your Onions in the mixture making sure that each is covered with the liquid. Set aside for about 3-6 minutes.
- Mix the cornmeal and flour in a paper bag or a large Ziploc bag.
- In your fryer or a deep fry pan, heat enough oil, about 3/4 of an inch. Make sure the oil is hot enough.
- Working in batches, remove the onions, shaking of the excess buttermilk, and place in the flour mixture.
- Remove from the flour mixture, shaking off the excess and fry about 1-2 minutes, turning at least once to brown on all sides. Remove and place on a paper towel to drain excess oil.
- Repeat steps 5 and 6 until all onions have been fried.
- Do not crowd the fryer. This will cause the onion rings to steam not fry! No one likes soggy onion rings.
- Feel free to up the ante on the hot sauce if you want them hotter!
- Se sure to season as soon as they leave the fryer.