Spicy Homemade Onion Rings

I am all about feeding your cravings… If I’m craving it, and I have what I need to make it – it’s going to be made… then devoured. Just like these spicy onion rings.

This was the case a few days ago – I was already in the kitchen baking up a batch of cheese danishes (look for that recipe next week) and I decided to make some chicken nuggets for lunch. I knew Graham was on his way home, so I decided to try making homemade onions rings.

Seemed pretty darn simple, and that it was. I used my batter from my deep fried pickle recipe, and just added extra hot sauce to it, and did the same breading. In the end, I was left with crunchy little rounds of tender onion, that had a little kick.

Spicy Homemade Onion Rings

What you will need:

  • 2 large yellow onions (its all I had); cut into 1/2 slices
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 2 – 3 Tbsp. Franks Hot Sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp. seasoning salt
  • oil for frying

Over medium heat, heat oil in a heavy bottom skillet, such as a cast iron skillet.

Place 1/2 cup of flour into a shallow dish.

Combine the other 1/2 cup of flour, buttermilk, egg, baking powder, paprika, salt and pepper and 2 – 3 Tbsp. of Franks Hot Sauce in a bowl and mix well.

In another shallow dish, add the Panko and seasoning – stir to combine.

Working in a three part system, dredge 4 – 5 onion rings in the flour, followed by a dip in the wet batter, and finally get a good coating of the Panko.

Fry on each side until golden brown – approx. 2 -3 minutes. **I do small batches – do not crowd pan**

Drain off excess oil on paper towel and serve immediately with favorite dipping sauce.

Spicy Homemade Onion Rings

Yields 2

Spicy Homemade Onion Rings

Crunchy Panko crusted onion rings with a little kick.

5 minPrep Time

3 minCook Time

8 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

2 large yellow onions (its all I had); cut into 1/2 slices
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup all purpose flour
3/4 cup buttermilk
1 egg
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. paprika
1/2 tsp. pepper
1/4 tsp. garlic salt
2 - 3 Tbsp. Franks Hot Sauce
1 1/2 cups Panko breadcrumbs
1 tsp. seasoning salt
oil for frying
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Instructions

  1. Over medium heat, heat oil in a heavy bottom skillet, such as a cast iron skillet.
  2. Place 1/2 cup of flour into a shallow dish.
  3. Combine the other 1/2 cup of flour, buttermilk, egg, baking powder, paprika, salt and pepper and 2 - 3 Tbsp. of Franks Hot Sauce in a bowl and mix well.
  4. In another shallow dish, add the Panko and seasoning - stir to combine.
  5. Working in a three part system, dredge 4 - 5 onion rings in the flour, followed by a dip in the wet batter, and finally get a good coating of the Panko.
  6. Fry on each side until golden brown - approx. 2 -3 minutes. **I do small batches - do not crowd pan**
  7. Drain off excess oil on paper towel and serve immediately with favorite dipping sauce
Recipe Type: Appetizer
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Spicy Homemade Onion Rings

These onion rings were a big hit with Graham – I don’t think he really knew what he was eating, but he gladly helped me gobble them up.

You could season the batter any way you would like. Maybe a little garlic, maybe a little more spice – really, these are customize-able to your liking.

Go ahead, give them a try and let me know!

Enjoy!

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Born in the 80's, child of the 90's. Lover of film, food and photography. I quote Forrest Gump on a daily basis, and I collect Disney VHS tapes. Mama of two; married to 'the one' - living a somewhat simple life in beautiful British Columbia. This is me xo
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