Crispy Onion Rings
- Vegetable oil for frying*
- 1 pound sweet onions, such as Vidalia, Maui or Walla Walla, peeled
- 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup yellow cornmeal
- 3 tablespoons chili powder
- 2 tablespoons ground cumin
- 1 tablespoon salt
Preheat oil in Presto® Electric Deep Fryer. If using an adjustable thermostat deep fryer, set at 375°.
Cut onions into 1/4- to 1/2-inch slices and then separate into rings. Mix onion rings and buttermilk in a large bowl. Mix flour, cornmeal, chili powder, cumin, and salt in a medium bowl. Remove a few of the onion rings from the buttermilk and add to the bowl containing flour mixture; toss to coat.
Fry onion rings until golden brown and crispy, about 1 1/2 to 2 minutes. Drain on paper towels. Serve warm.
*Reference your deep fryer instruction folder for the amount of oil needed.
To keep fried onion rings warm while frying the remaining batches, place them on a baking pan in an oven preheated to 200°F.