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Onion Rings

Homemade Onion Rings

These homemade onion rings are tender in the center and have an amazing crispy crunch!
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Side Dish

Equipment

  • A deep-sided cast iron Dutch oven pan

Ingredients
  

  • 1 sweet yellow or white onion sliced in ¾ inch rings
  • 1 cup buttermilk or ¾ cup milk mixed with ¼ cup sour cream
  • 1 cup white flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 egg, whisked
  • salt, pepper and a BBQ rub for seasoning
  • 2 cups vegetable oil

Instructions
 

  • Begin by peeling and slicing onion into ¾ inch thick rings. Separate into individual pieces.
  • Submerge onion slices in buttermilk or milk/sour cream mixture. Allow to soak for 30 minutes or more.
  • Meanwhile, in a shallow bowl mix flour and baking powder with salt and pepper and BBQ rub.
  • Heat oil in heavy Dutch oven pan until very hot. A thermometer placed in the oil should read 350* or higher.
  • Prepare a plate or tray with layers of paper towel for draining fried onion rings.
  • Prepare a plate or tray with layers of paper towel for draining fried onion rings.
  • To cook, begin by removing onion rings from milk mixture, tossing in seasoned flour, dipping again in egg/milk mixture and returning to seasoned flour.
  • Fry in prepared oil until golden brown, turning once. You can fry a few at a time, cooking in batches.
  • When golden brown, drain to paper towel and immediately season with salt and/or BBQ rub. Set aside.
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