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Buttermilk Batter-Fried Onion Rings
One thing we love here at Turnips 2 Tangerines is deep-fried food at home deep fried food that is. It’s definitely not something we eat everyday or even once a week not even once a month for that matter but at least twice a year we go on a deep-frying marathon, usually when my hubby is on vacation. We deep fry just about anything and everything we can get our hands on..pickles, frog legs, cheese curds, mushrooms, zucchini, doughnuts, fritters, hush puppies, the list goes on and on. Today we’re sharing a recipe for Buttermilk Batter-Fried Onion Rings. Let the marathon begin.
Years ago, my hubby and I went to a “Supper Club” that was well know for their famous Brandy Old Fashioned Sweet, made with a crystallized sugar stir stick and humongous steaks that arrived at your table sizzling, with s small scoop of butter melting over the steak and a mile-high pile of deep-fried onion rings completely covering the steak. This little gem of a “Supper Club” also had a fantastic salad bar that served the best liver paté and 1,000 island salad dressing. I’m getting hungry just thinking about it! I wonder if this place is still open….if it is, I think we’ll be dinning out tonight.
- 1 pound
large Spanish onions
- 1 cup
- 1 cup
- 1 tablespoon
- 1 teaspoon
- 1/2 teaspoon
- peanut oil
- Cut onions into 1/2-inch slices and separate into rings. Set aside.
- Combine flour and next 4 ingredients in a medium bowl, stirring with a wire whisk.
- Pour oil to a depth of 2 or 3 inches into a Dutch oven; heat to 375º Dip rings into batter. Fry, in batches, 2 minutes on each side until golden brown, turning once. Drain on paper towels. Serve immediately.