Crispy Onion Rings

I can’t even begin to tell you how delicious these crispy onion rings are.

I kept eating them and even burned my tongue because I couldn’t wait for them to cool.

What a fun treat to have when friends come over to visit too! 

Or wait a minute…..no need to wait until you have guests over, you can make these right away for just your very own self!

You can also make a smaller batch if you like. 

Just cut the ingredients in half or quarters.

Sometimes I’ll make just a few of these at a time to add to a hamburger or sandwich for something different and fun.

And guess what…..

I can’t wait to share my next post with you.  It’s an ultra-tasty sandwich made with these crispy onion rings!

So stay tuned for my next post to find out what kind of sandwich I make with these crispy onion rings!

Let’s check out the ingredients:

Here’s how to make it.

Peel and slice the onions into about ¾ inch wide slices.

Separate the slices of onion into rings.

In a large bowl with a flat bottom.…..

….or casserole dish,

add the buttermilk.

Add the onion rings to the buttermilk.

Next,

add the hot sauce…

or Tabasco sauce if you prefer.

Then add half of the salt (reserving the rest for sprinkling over the cooked onion rings).

Add the pepper.

Mix the onions into the buttermilk so that the onion rings are evenly coated with the mixture.

Add the pastry flour to a medium size bowl.

Next,

add the cayenne pepper to the flour…

…and stir together.

Then add the panko bread crumbs to a similar size bowl.

Mix up the onion rings again in the buttermilk mixture.

Add an onion ring to the flour bowl and cover the onion completely with the flour.

Then dip the floured onion ring back into the buttermilk mixture.

Next,

dip into the panko bread crumb bowl and cover completely with the crumbs.

Repeat the process on a few more of the onion rings while the oil is heating up.

Heat a large skillet on medium heat.

Add the oil to the skillet. 

Depending on the diameter of your skillet you may need more oil.  Try to use enough so that it’s about an inch high from the bottom of the skillet.

To check if the oil is hot enough, take a pinch of flour and sprinkle it in the skillet.  If it starts to bubble then the oil should be ready.

Add each breaded onion ring to the hot oil. 

The oil should be hot enough so that it bubbles when you add the onion ring to the skillet.

When the bottom side turns a golden color, use a cooking fork to lift the onion ring up….

….and turn it over.

When both sides of the onion ring turn a golden color,

remove it from the oil….

….and lay it on a paper towel while cooking the remaining rings.

Repeat the process for the rest of the onion rings.

Soooo delish.

Seriously tasty.

Salt the onion rings to taste and serve with ketchup or your favorite dipping sauce.

Wait for a sec while they cool…..

….don’t be like me and burn your tongue.

Enjoy!

Perfect for an appetizer……

….or a snack.

Goes great on a sandwich….

…or as a fun side dish.


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Crispy Onion Rings

Yield: Serves 4

Ingredients:

2 Yellow Onions (medium to large round shaped)
2 cups Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
2 cups Panko Bread Crumbs
2 ½ cups Buttermilk
2 teaspoons Ground Red Pepper (Cayenne)
3 teaspoons Hot Sauce (or Tabasco Sauce)
¼ teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
about 10 dashes of Salt
1 cup Canola Oil (or more depending on the size of your skillet)

Directions:

Peel and slice the onions into about ¾ inch wide slices. Separate the slices of onion into rings. In a large bowl with a flat bottom or casserole dish, add the buttermilk. Add the onion rings to the buttermilk. Next, add the hot sauce (or Tabasco sauce), the salt, and the pepper. Mix the onions into the buttermilk so that the onion rings are evenly coated with the mixture.

Add the pastry flour and the cayenne pepper to a medium size bowl and stir together. Then add the panko bread crumbs to a similar size bowl. Mix up the onion rings again in the buttermilk mixture. Add the onion rings one at a time to the flour bowl and cover the onion completely with the flour. Then dip the floured onion rings (one at a time) back into the buttermilk mixture. Next, dip each one into the panko bread crumbs covering each ring completely with the crumbs.

Heat a large skillet on medium heat and add the oil. To see if the oil is hot enough, take a pinch of flour and sprinkle it in the skillet. If it starts to bubble then the oil should be ready. Add the breaded onion rings to the hot oil (about 4 or 5 at a time). When the bottom side of the onion ring turns a golden color, use a cooking fork to turn the onion ring over to the other side.

When both sides of the onion rings turn a golden color, remove them from the oil on to a paper towel while cooking the remaining rings. Salt the onion rings to taste. Serve with ketchup or your favorite dipping sauce.

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25 Responses to “Crispy Onion Rings”

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    Tina@flourtrader — March 7, 2012 at 4:24 am

    I do have a weakness for onion rings and these sure do have all the makings of a delicious addiction. I like that there is a touch of hot sauce in there! Yes it would be hard to wait for these to cool, staring at all that crunchy goodness-yum! Have a great day!

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    • CouponClippingCook — March 7th, 2012 @ 9:24 am

      Hi Tina, thank you and have a great day too!

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    Suzi — March 7, 2012 at 9:23 am

    These look fantastic. I have to make these for the hubby, he loves onion rings and these are the perfect crispy crunchy ticket. Photos are wonderful and I especially like the photo with the lone onion ring.

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    • CouponClippingCook — March 7th, 2012 @ 8:14 pm

      Hi Suzi, thank you very much. I definitely had fun taking the pictures of these onion rings. Thank you for stopping by!

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    Ann — March 7, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    Wow – I have no words to describe the total deliciousness of this recipe! Your photos are always amazing, but I think these might be your best yet! BRAVO…and can i have some?

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    • CouponClippingCook — March 7th, 2012 @ 8:12 pm

      Hi Ann, so glad you like these and thank you as always for you very kind words! Have a great day!

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    Kim Bee — March 7, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    I kid you not but I saw these and the song “I think I love you” from eons ago started playing in my head. I now have to go to bed with that playing in my brain all night. So thanks for that. And these killer onion rings. I think I love you!

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    • CouponClippingCook — March 7th, 2012 @ 11:18 pm

      LOL, you are so funny! Once a song gets stuck in my head it’s so hard to get rid of it….everytime the ice cream truck comes thru my neighborhood I have this problem.

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    torviewtoronto — March 8, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    delicious looking onion rings and pictures

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    • CouponClippingCook — March 8th, 2012 @ 9:05 pm

      Thank you!

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    Steve @ the black peppercorn — March 8, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    These look great. I love onion rings! The photos are outstanding!

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    • CouponClippingCook — March 8th, 2012 @ 9:05 pm

      Hi Steve, thank you very much!

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    Liz — March 9, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    Man, I love onion rings…and these look fantastic!!!! Pinning these beauties~

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    • CouponClippingCook — March 9th, 2012 @ 10:56 pm

      Hi Liz, so glad you like these and thank you very much for the pins!

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    Magic of Spice — March 11, 2012 at 9:09 am

    These look terribly addicting and delicious :)

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    • CouponClippingCook — March 11th, 2012 @ 9:17 am

      You’re right…they were for sure!

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    Amber — March 11, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    Made these for my husband tonight and he loved them! Infact he said they were the best he ever had…Thanks.

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    • CouponClippingCook — March 11th, 2012 @ 5:12 pm

      Hi Amber, so glad to hear that! Thank you for letting me know how they turned out. Have a great week!

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    Tara — May 3, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    These look so good. I am going to add them to my Mouth Watering Mondays post. Come on over on check it out on Monday at http://www.noshingwiththenolands.com Cheers, Tara

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    • CouponClippingCook — May 4th, 2012 @ 12:13 am

      Hi Tara, that would be great and I sure will be over for a visit. Thank you very much!

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    • CouponClippingCook — May 4th, 2012 @ 12:13 am

      Hi Ann, thank you!

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    Ophelia — January 30, 2013 at 12:35 am

    Wow you’re making me soo hungry, and it’s 12:34 AM! I’m having a sleepover this weekend, and I’ll definitely try these with my friends. Thanks soo much!!!!!

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    • Nancy — January 30th, 2013 @ 12:41 am

      Hi Ophelia, sounds like a great late night snack for a sleepover! Have fun this weekend.

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    Allison — February 2, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    these were so ridiculously good…. could NOT stop eating them!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • Nancy — February 2nd, 2013 @ 8:51 pm

      Hi Allison, so glad you liked them!

      Reply

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