Southern Onion Rings

I seem to have a hard time convincing people that a recipe will be good when it doesn’t have “fancy” ingredients. I think you’ll start to believe me after you try these. Your family will be impressed and you may be surprised. Takes about 15 minutes @ most.

You will need:

  • 3 cups buttermilk
  • 2-3 LARGE sweet onions, sliced 1/4″
  • frying oil (canola,vegetable, or soybean)
  • 2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp parsley flakes
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup corn meal

Heat frying oil in skillet. If you have a candy thermometer, you can use that to test to 350°. I usually just test with a sprinkle of batter.
(Take a pinch of your cornmeal mixture and sprinkle a little into the oil. The oil is ready when the mixture sizzles instantly.)

In medium bowl, pour buttermilk over onions. stir well with fork. Put all dry ingredients in another bowl and mix well. Move onions from milk to cornmeal mixture and coat well. Cook onions 8-10 at a time until golden brown.(This won’t take long!!) Place on paper towels until served.



February 20, 2010. Tags: , , . Recipes.


  1. Lisa replied:

    These sound yummy! I’ve never had to much luck cooking onion rings at home, think I’ll try these!

    • modernmaam replied:

      Oh you really should! They are pretty much no fail. I’d love to know how they come out!

  2. legallyeating replied:

    your plating is awesome, and i looove skinny onion rings. i’ll have to make some soon!

    • modernmaam replied:

      Ahh, well thank you very much! Please let me know how you like them!

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