August 13, 2009

Country Onion Rings



It's a crying shame - onions, I mean - why are they so versatile yet will bring tears to your eyes. This recipe will bring joy to you palate. Enjoy!

Country Onion Rings
8 servings

2 pounds yellow onions
2 eggs
1 cup buttermilk
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup cornmeal
1/2 cup pecan meal
1 to 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
Oil for deep-fat frying

Cut onions into 1/2 inch slices and 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 a deep iron skillet or deep-fat fryer, heat 1 inch of oil to 375° F. 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.

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