Oh my, Homemade Onion Rings are one of my favorite foods. I felt the NEED to share our homemade Onion Rings Recipe with all of you. If you follow my recipes you know by now that I put onions in EVERYTHING! My kiddos are not fans of onions (like most kids) but I still make everything with them. Sometimes I have to puree them in order to get them to eat a dish. Usually we just make them “pick em out” ha ha! I am not sure I could cook without onions. When eating out I always order onion rings for my side. In fact sometimes I will just order a salad and an order of onion rings. I like french fries but there is something about getting onion rings from the restaurants. The onions are always so sweet and full of flavor. The batter is almost always amazing. We have been making onion rings at home for the past few weeks. We have had them for appetizers, sides and even evening snacks. This Homemade Onion Ring Recipe turned out perfect and I even had a couple of the kiddos forcing them down, ha ha.
Homemade Onion Rings
Making homemade onion rings t home is quite simple and will definitely stretch my buck a bit more. In the past we have used beer in the batter. This specific recipe we did not use beer (I will share that recipe next time we make them). This recipe was just as good if not better than our other version. Grab yourself a few sweet onions and whip these up these homemade onion rings to go with your next burger for dinner. You will love them.
1 large or 2 small Sweet Onions
1 1/2 cup Flour
1 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Cayenne Pepper
1 1/2 cup Buttermilk
1/4 cup Water
3/4 cup Bread Crumbs
Salt to taste
1 quart Vegetable Oil for frying
Cut onions into 1/4 inch slices and separate into rings.
Place onions in a bowl.
Add buttermilk and refrigerate for 15 minutes.
Heat the oil to 365-370.
In a small bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, salt and cayenne.
Dip the onion slices into the flour mixture until they are all coated; set aside. Pour the buttermilk from the bowl into the flour mixture add the water, the egg and stir until blended using a fork.
Dip the floured rings into the batter to coat, then place on a wire rack to drain.
Spread the bread crumbs out on a plate or shallow dish. Dip the onion rings into the crumbs on both sides to coat.
Deep fry a few at a time for 2 to 3 minutes, or until golden brown (turning midway).
Place on paper towels to drain.
Salt to taste.
When eating onion rings I always dip in ketchup. The new craze seems to be the thousand island type dressing. For some reason I just stick to salt and ketchup. I may have to try the other dipping sauces next time. I always say ‘next time” ha ha! Are you a ketchup or other dipping type person with onion rings?
Next time we make homemade onion rings I am thinking of baking them. I need to find a good baked recipe. I am nervous about giving up my fried versions. I just love fried foods.
Indulging in fried foods is so unhealthy but just one of those things I feel the need to do, ha ha! If you should decide to make these Homemade Onion Rings be sure to let me know if they craved your onion ring and fried food cravings.