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

Updated: Sep. 23, 2022

Cornmeal Onion Rings

Prep Time 30 min
Yield 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.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 305 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 54mg cholesterol, 350mg sodium, 51g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 5g fiber), 10g protein.