Onion Rings

My Man loves to do hamburgers on the weekends. To change things up a bit, I decided to do something different from french fries, chips or cubed potatoes. I got away from potatoes altogether! I did onion rings instead! They were so good!


Will had come home for the weekend so, it was the three of us for dinner. I thought one large onion would be enough. I was wrong. I could have done two onions and I don’t think that would have been enough.

Shoot, one large onion isn’t enough for me! I would have been happy with just the onion rings with no hamburger. Sorry, MM. Your hamburgers are good too!

Whatcha Need

  • Onions (at least 2 large)
  • 2 cups butter milk (I didn’t have any so I added a little vinegar to my milk)
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cayenne pepper
  • Oil (enough to have about 1/2 inch deep in pan.)

Putting It All Together

 WP_20131025_002Thinly slice the onions. The thinner the better. Some may actually become onion strings instead of rings. That’s perfectly okie dokie!

WP_20131025_003Place rings in a 13 x 9 dish (mine is clear and hard to see) and pour the milk on top of them.

WP_20131025_004Make sure all the rings are touching the milk. They don’t have to be cover just touching. Let them soak for at least 30 minutes. You can stir them after a few minutes, if you want to make sure they all get a chance in the milk bath. 

WP_20131025_005In a mixing bowl, and yes mine is clear glass, I really should get another one so y’all don’t think I do all my mixing on the tile counter. Rambling…sorry!

In a mixing bowl, stir together flour,


WP_20131025_008and Cayenne Pepper. I know it’s not a lot of Cayenne, but trust me, it’s perfect!

WP_20131025_009Mix it all together well!

While you are mixing the flour mixture, begin heating your oil in a pan to 375 degrees. 

WP_20131025_010When the oil is hot, use tongs to pick up a few rings at a time. Allow the extra milk to drip off.

Oh my, I almost told y’all to use “thongs” instead of tongs. That wouldn’t work at all!

WP_20131025_011Dredge the onions in the flour mixture until covered well. Sorry the picture is so dark. Lighting was awful! 

WP_20131025_013Here, I am tapping the tongs against the bowl to get extra flour off.

WP_20131025_015Carefully put flour covered onion rings into the hot oil. 

WP_20131025_019Mine bunched up, so I had to separate them out. 



Fry them until golden brown, just a couple of minutes. I fry just a few at a time so they don’t burn. Too many in the pan and some will burn by the time I get to them to get them out. 

WP_20131025_022Place them on a plate with paper towels to drain extra grease off.  After one batch is done, do another till you have a big ol’ plate of onion rings to go with that hamburger, or steak or whatever you want them with. Or just eat them by themselves. They are that good!

WP_20131025_024I just thought of this. Mine got cold while waiting for the rest to cook. You could use a heating plate, or even a heating pad, to put your plate on to keep them warm. I’ll try that next time.  



Onion Rings
Serves 4
Just the perfect blend of spices to make these yummy!
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Prep Time
40 min
Total Time
1 hr
Prep Time
40 min
Total Time
1 hr
  1. 1-2 large onions
  2. 2 cups buttermilk
  3. 2 cups flour
  4. 1 Tablespoon salt
  5. 1/4 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
  6. Oil enough to have 1/2 inch in pan
  1. Slice the onions very thinly. Place in baking dish or bowl and cover with butter milk. Let soak for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Heat oil in pan to 375. In a bowl mix together flour, salt and Cayenne Pepper. Using tongs, dredge onions in flour mixture and tap any extra off. Carefully put onions in the hot oil. Fry for 3-4 minutes or until golden brown. remove from oil and place on place with paper towels to drain extra grease off.
  1. Great with hamburgers, steaks, chicken, or by themselves.

2 Responses to Onion Rings

  1. Karen says:

    Thanks Jane I love your step by step easy instructions. I plan to try these when I feel better. I still have extreme swelling from the 12 or 13 bags of fluid I had. Going to doc at 2:30. Thanks for all your many many prayer. You are so genuine and I have always appreciated that in you. Karen

    • Jayne says:

      Thank you Karen! I do pray that you get to feeling better soon. I’m sorry you are having to go through this. Please let me know if I can do anything for you.

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