Fried Onion Rings

10/14/2017 – Mary made fried onion rings that were as good as the best we have had at restaurants.  She was inspired by the recipe at


  • 1 large onion, cut into rings and each piece separated. In addition to Laura’s recipe, put the rings into about a quart of water with maybe about 1 T of kosher salt. Let them brine for maybe 45 minutes. Other recipes said 30 minutes.
  • ~1 & 1/2 cup of All Purpose Flour
  • ~2 cups of Buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • ~1 T of Baking Powder
  • ~2 T of Corn Starch
  • ~2 T Kohl’s Creole Seasoning
  • ~2 T Sriracha Hot Sauce
  • Vegetable Oil
  1. Drain salt water before starting to fry
  2. Mix all dry ingredients then added Sriracha then the buttermilk to create a slurry, like thin pancake batter or a thick gravy.
  3. Add rings to the batter letting them soak while one batch fried.
  4. Lifted battered ring and let drip off before laying into the hot oil.

Note – She did not measure any of the ingredients so the only thing we are sure of is the one egg.

Next time, try Laura’s dipping sauce for blooming onion chips.
1/3 cup of Mayo
1 Tbsp of Ketchup
1 Tbsp of Prepared Horseradish
1 tsp of Paprika
1/4 tsp of Ground Oregano
Small Pinch of Salt and Pepper

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