- 2 large sweet onions
- 2-1/2 cups buttermilk
- 2 eggs
- 3 tablespoons water
- 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- 1 to 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- Oil for deep-fat frying
- Cut onions into 1/4-in. slices; separate into rings. Place in a large bowl; cover with buttermilk and soak for 30 minutes, stirring twice.
- In a shallow dish, beat eggs and water. In another shallow bowl, combine the flour, salt, chili powder, cayenne, sugar, garlic powder and cumin. Drain onion rings; dip in egg mixture, then roll in 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.
Sweet Red Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.
Reviews for Southwestern Onion Rings
"These onion rings are delicious! I love the texture of the breading with the sweet onions. Although these onion rings tasted great, I didn't pick up the southwestern flavors of the spices."
"I usually use a tempura batter for Onion Rings, but I wanted to try something different. I loved the extra kick of these. I added just a tad of dried cilantro to the flour mixture. Definitely a keeper."
"My kids, who normally aren't onion ring fans, loved this. I agree that it did take time to fry them up, but it was worth it. My son declared it a keeper!"
"Excellent flavor and crispiness! Took some time though to fry all of them up, but once I started eating them I couldn't stop till they were all gone. This was the first onion ring recipe that my wife and kids all loved!"
"Excellent taste. Not an easy recipe to make, but well worth the effort! Loved the "zippy" flavor!"
"Delicious recipe! The onion rings were still crispy the next day. They were completely addicting and easy to keep eating. Give them a try. You won't be sorry."
"These are great. Love the little spicy taste."
"My family always ask for these homemade onion rings! Only trouble with this recipe is that no matter how much there is, it's never enough!"
"MMMMMMMMM! GREAT onion rings"