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Cornmeal Onion Rings Recipe
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Cornmeal Onion Rings Recipe

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My husband says these onion rings are the best he's ever eaten. The cornmeal and pecans give them a special crunch.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 2 pounds onions
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 to 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • Oil for deep-fat frying


  1. Cut onions into 1/2-in. slices; separate into rings. In a shallow bowl, whisk egg and buttermilk until blended. In another shallow bowl, combine the flour, cornmeal, pecans, salt and pepper. Dip onion rings in egg mixture, then coat with flour mixture.
  2. In an electric skillet or deep-fat fryer heat 1 in. of oil to 375°. Fry onion rings, a few at a time, for 1 to 1-1/2 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Cornmeal Onion Rings in Country June/July 2004, p49

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Reviewed Jan. 18, 2011

"These were a little tedious in preparation, but they were really good, and so low in calories."

Reviewed Sep. 9, 2009

"These onion rings are amazing. My husband and sons went nuts over them. I did not use the buttermilk sub. milk instead and fried them in olive oil! This is a keeper!"

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