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Fried Onion Rings





These fried onion rings are crispy, crunchy, and golden brown full of that umami flavor your mouth is hungry for. Onion rings are great on cheese burgers, hot dogs, fried fish, in a salad, or just by themselves dipped in cool ranch or blue cheese dressing. Some people like to dip them in ketchup or yum yum sauce. I can curl up on the sofa with my favorite show and munch away.


Vidalia onions is the best onions for fried onion rings. Always look for a large firm onion with no soft spots. Cut your onion in nice 1/2 inch thick rings so your onion rings will be a nice generous portion.


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Quick Tips

Soaking sliced onions in ice water for 20 to 30 minutes gets rid of the strong taste and will allow the onion rings to get very crisp when frying. Soaking the onions also helps dilute the sulfur content, taking away that pungent, raw bite and leaving a milder sweeter onion.


Ingredients Fried Onion Rings



2 Large Vidalia Onion

1 cup butter milk

1 egg

1 cup bread crumbs

1 cup flour

1 tsp baking powder

2 tsp garlic powder

2 tsp onion powder

1 tsp kosher salt

1 tsp season salt












Let's Cook!


  • Cut the Vidalia onions into 1/2 inch rings. Soak the onions in cold water for 20-30 minutes.

  • In a mixing bowl add the flour, baking powder, garlic powder, onion powder, seasoning salt, kosher salt, and black pepper. Blend well until all ingredients are combined.

  • Dip the onion rings into the flour mixture.


  • In a second mixing bowl and the buttermilk and beat one egg together.

  • Dip the coated onion rings into the buttermilk and egg mixture.

  • In a third mixing bowl coat the onion rings in the bread crumbs

  • Ensure that the onion rings are well coated and place on a cooking rack.


  • Heat cooking oil to 350°F and drop the onion rings into the hot oil. Cook until golden brown on both sides Make sure you are cooking in batches. .Adding too many onion rings in the hot oil will bring down the temperature and caused the onion rings to soak up to much oil leaving them soggy.

  • Place the onion rings on a rack to drain the excess oil. Ready to serve!



Bon Appetit, ENJOY!










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Debra Johnson | Food Blogger
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