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Cornmeal Onion Rings

 Cornmeal Onion Rings
My husband says these onion rings are the best he's ever eaten. The cornmeal and pecans give them a special crunch.
8 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.