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Deep-Fried Onion Rings

Deep-Fried Onion Rings

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Bermuda onions are covered in a buttermilk batter and deep-fried. Can be reheated in a warm oven to serve.

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  • Calories:
  • 587 kcal
  • 29%
  • Fat:
  • 56.1 g
  • 86%
  • Carbs:
  • 18.7g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 4 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 28 mg
  • 9%
  • Sodium:
  • 267 mg
  • 11%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet


  1. Soak onion rings in a bowl of ice water for 1 hour; drain and pat dry with paper towels.
  2. Whisk flour, buttermilk, egg, baking soda, and salt together in a bowl until smooth.
  3. Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  4. Dip onion rings in batter, working in batches; fry battered onion rings in the hot oil until browned, about 5 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on a paper towel-lined plate.
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Baking Nana

These are really good if you like a really puffy batter, which we do. Make sure that your oil is at at least 350 and do these in batches. They hold well in a low oven while you finish the rest. I knocked these down one star because they really need to be dusted with flour prior to going into the batter, so the batter will stick and the batter needs a little more seasoning - maybe a little cayenne. I sliced the onions and let soak in cold water as directed, in a salad spinner - drained and spun dry, which worked great. Very nice recipe that I would use again and again with just a few simple changes. Thanks Elle.


Excellent! I did end up using 2 large yellow onions instead of Bermudas, but otherwise followed the recipe exactly. I did find that the recipe barely was enough for my 2 onions using 1/2 inch slices, but perhaps that was because of the size of them. I did use a deep fat fryer rather than a pan on the stove. On the first batch I used the wire basket that came with my fryer. Big mistake. The batter oozed through the basket and made a large onion clump that wouldn't come out. After that, I made small batches directly in the fryer and they came out perfect.

Homer is King

Great onion rings. Exactly the style I was looking for! As recommended, I dusted the onions with floor before the batter and it coated them perfectly. The batter is a little bland but I’m cooking for kids and spicy doesn’t fly so I dusted mine with Cajun seasoning after cooking. I will be making this again.