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Crispy Onion Rings

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I have a weakness…..a weakness for fried foods! I know that Crispy Onion Rings are not healthy, nor do they have any real nutritional value, but they just taste so amazing!! These little babies are perfect on Guinness Bacon Cheeseburgers and Steakhouse Pizza, or served as an appetizer with Homemade Ranch Dressing by their side…..

Crispy Onion Rings are the perfect appetizer on game day! cookingwithcurls.com

Now these are not your thick, beer battered onion rings. Oh no, these are thinly sliced and lightly battered cousins to those bad boys. These Crispy Onion Rings are perfect for adding a little extra flavor to your meal, without being heavy or overpowering.

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I made mine dairy-free, but feel free to use regular buttermilk if you so desire.

How to make Crispy Onion Rings:

To make non-dairy buttermilk: Pour cashew milk and vinegar in a glass measuring cup. Stir and set aside for 5 minutes…..

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Place thinly sliced onion rings in a large bowl. Pour buttermilk over the onion rings, toss to coat. Let stand for one hour, tossing occasionally…..

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In a large bowl, mix flour, garlic and onion powders, paprika, salt and pepper together. Set aside.

Pour oil into a large pot or Dutch oven to a depth of 3 inches.

Heat oil to 350 degrees, using a candy thermometer for accuracy.

Working in small batches, shake excess buttermilk off a handful of onion rings and coat with flour mixture…..

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Shake off excess flour and carefully drop into heated oil. Fry onion rings until golden brown, adjusting the temperature as necessary to maintain 350 degrees…..

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Scoop out onion rings with a spider strainer or tongs and place on a paper towel lined baking sheet to drain. Continue cooking remaining onion rings. Serve immediately, or place in a preheated 350 degree oven to keep rings hot until ready to serve…..

Crispy Onion Rings served with a side of creamy ranch dressing makes the perfect appetizer or side dish! cookingwithcurls.com

Oh so delicious!! We are working our way up to the grand finale…Steakhouse Pizza…..

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Enjoy!!

Crispy Onion Rings are the perfect appetizer on game day! cookingwithcurls.com

Crispy Onion Rings

Thinly sliced, and lightly battered makes these Crispy Onion Rings perfect as an appetizer, or on burgers and steaks!
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: appetizer, side dish, onions, deep fried, recipe
Prep Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 453kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson

Ingredients

  • 3 cups buttermilk (I used unsweetened cashew milk + teaspoons of apple cider vinegar)
  • 2 large sweet onions (Vidalia or Walla Walla ,thinly sliced)
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 Tablespoons garlic powder
  • 3 Tablespoons onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 4 cups frying oil (canola or peanut)

Instructions

  • To make non-dairy buttermilk: Pour cashew milk and vinegar in a glass measuring cup. Stir and set aside for 5 minutes.
  • Place thinly sliced onion rings in a large bowl. Pour buttermilk over the onion rings, toss to coat. Let stand for one hour, tossing occasionally.
  • In a large bowl, mix flour, garlic and onion powders, paprika, salt and pepper together. Set aside.
  • Pour oil into a large pot or Dutch oven to a depth of 3 inches.
  • Heat oil to 350 degrees, using a candy thermometer for accuracy.
  • Working in small batches, shake excess buttermilk off a handful of onion rings and coat with flour mixture.
  • Shake off excess flour and carefully drop into heated oil. Fry onion rings until golden brown, adjusting the temperature as necessary to maintain 350 degrees.
  • Scoop out onion rings and place on a paper towel lined baking sheet to drain. Continue cooking remaining onion rings.
  • Serve immediately, or place in a preheated 350 degree oven to keep rings hot until ready to serve.

Notes

The Nutrition Facts are off quite a bit. You will not be consuming all of the oil or all of the flour!

Nutrition

Calories: 453kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 326mg | Potassium: 318mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 360IU | Vitamin C: 0.8mg | Calcium: 164mg | Iron: 3.4mg

 

 

 

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