Fried Onion Rings II

Sweet Vidalia onion rings are deep-fried to a crispy golden brown, then served with a cool and zesty lime dipping sauce.


4 serving


1 large Vidalia or sweet onion
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup cornmeal
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 egg
1 cup buttermilk
oil for deep-fat frying

Lime Dipping Sauce Ingredients

2/3 cup mayonnaise
3 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons spicy brown or horseradish mustard
1 teaspoon prepared horseradish


Cut onion into 1/2 inch slices; separate into rings. In a large bowl, combine the flour, cornmeal, baking powder, salt, baking soda and cayenne. Combine egg and buttermilk stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.

In an electric skillet or deep-fat fryer, heat 1 in. of oil to 375°F (191°C). Dip onion rings into batter. Fry a few at a time for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels (keep warm in a 300°F/149°C oven).

In a small bowl, combine sauce ingredients. Serve with onion rings. Serve immediately.

Estimated Time

Preparation/Total Time: 20 minutes

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