Buttermilk Fried Onion Rings

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Buttermilk Fried Onion RIngs by Angela Roberts

A friend gave me a bag of onions he picked on his farm and at first I honestly didn’t know what to do with them. I moved them from room to room, and then it dawned on me. Onion rings!

I only eat onion rings maybe once a year and never ever have made them. I was on this buttermilk kick and it occurred to me that buttermilk fried onion rings might be a good thing. I was wrong. They are great thing. Amazing. These are the best onion rings I ever ate. I made them again for Father’s Day, and I sat a giant plate in front of two men on my patio. A few minutes later, they were gone!

Buttermilk Fried Onion Rings by Angela Roberts

These would be great tucked into a burger, but we loved them as an appetizer. I didn’t make a heavy batter. I didn’t double dip. I simply soaked them in a spicy buttermilk all day and then floured them. I fried them in oil at around 350 degrees, turning them over after a few minutes. They were crunchy and sweet at the same time. All they needed was a little salt. Anything else may have ruined them.

Buttermilk Fried Onion Rings by Angela Roberts

You might want to try this delicious buttermilk farmhouse salad, buttermilk corn quiche, or buttermilk fried chicken, all recent buttermilk recipes, and there’s still one more coming!

Next time you’re thinking about a way to start a party, make buttermilk fried onion rings.

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Buttermilk Fried Onion Rings

Buttermilk fried onion rings, the best way to start a party.
Prep Time3 hours
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time3 hours 5 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Author: Angela Roberts


  • 6 onions
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • hot sauce
  • 2 cups flour
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 cup oil


  • Peel onions and slice about 1/2 inch thick.
  • Separate each ring, and remove the paper-like skin between the rings.
  • Salt the onions.
  • Place in a bowl with buttermilk and a tablespoon of hot sauce.
  • Refrigerate for a few hours.
  • Remove from buttermilk, dip in flour.
  • Put enough oil in pan to come up halfway to each ring or you could deep fry by putting in enough oil to completely cover. I prefer less oil and I cooked in four separate batches.
  • Fry at 350 degrees. Turn over and cook until golden brown.

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  1. But…but… There is so much you can do with onions…. 🙂 of course having said that; I have no idea how big your bag of onions was… Lol… And well these onions rings would go down well!

  2. Just found your Blog recently and love, love your recipes……just love the whole thing! Have to make those onion rings. Hubby loves them and is always after me to make them. Now I will. Tonight I make your dressing for our salad. Thanks for all you do!

  3. First of all Angela I love the image of you lugging a sack of onions around your house! Very hysterical! But what fantastic onion rings you made with them. They look so crunchy. You are on a “buttermilk” roll which is just great. Well done.

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