Crispy Onion Rings

Crispy and Delicious Onion Rings! 

I had a friend who made that green bean casserole using homemade onion rings for the topping yesterday. She was cursing the recipe maker because of all the work it was to make the homemade cream of mushroom soup, and the homemade onion rings too. But it got me craving an onion ring. And right on the tail of stuffing and gravy? Oh this is a bad craving. I’m going to walk the track right now!

Crispy Onion Ring buttermilk and egg batter….

I truly love these sweet Vidalia Onion Rings. And the batter is easy enough. But I’d dust the onion slices first with flour, then the egg batter, then with the flour mixture third. That way you have a nice, rich breading to fry them up with.

Crispy Onion Ring Batter….

Flour Mixture:
1 1/2 cups of flour
1 teaspoons Lawry’s Seasoning Salt
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon pepper, 
a shake of garlic salt. Mix up.

Buttermilk “wet” mixture: 
1 cup buttermilk mixed with 1 egg
1 Vidalia Onion sliced thick lengthwise 


1 Vidalia Onion (sliced thick for onion rings) Dust with flour mixture, then buttermilk mixture, then flour mixture again. Let sit for a minute in the flour mixture. Then drop in hot oil on the frying pan for about 1 1/2 minutes per side. Put on a paper towel.

Use 1/2 Greek yogurt and 1/2 buttermilk ranch dressing mixed in a bowl for dipping sauce. Yummy!

The SWEET VIDALIA onions make the very best ONION RINGS! Yumm….. BUT you can’t make these very often. Just like French Fries, you have to really pace yourselves. I hardly ever order fries anymore. I just love other food too much!

Here we are dipping and dusting, dipping and dusting….

Then I would put it into a small deep fryer, or fry pan with hot oil. 

We used to have a Fry Daddy or Fry Baby. Those would work for your onions. Frying pans are just fine too. Anyway fry those babies up and then lay on paper towels to dry them off a bit.  

Onion rings are just foolproof and delicious and easy.

 My hubs snapped this pic of me as we were both chowing down on these yummy onion rings. See my
greasy fingers? Yeah, you can’t make these too often if you don’t want to have a heart attack!

My dip is easy; ranch dressing mixed with greek yogurt. It cuts down on the fat a little. You can also slice tiny bits of cucumber into the dip. That makes it taste really fresh and delicious.  These are really easy to make up if you have unexpected company too! Who doesn’t have an onion or two lying around? 

They really taste fantastic.  They are easy. Just slice, dip and fry, eat and enjoy. Sometimes you just need a little comfort food, now dontcha?