Deep-Fried Onion Rings

Bermuda onions are covered in a buttermilk batter and deep-fried. Can be reheated in a warm oven to serve.

Original recipe makes 8 servings


3 large Bermuda onions, sliced into 1/3-inch rings
1 cup sifted all-purpose flour
1 cup buttermilk
1 egg, beaten
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups corn oil, or as needed

  • PREP

    10 mins

  • COOK

    15 mins


    1 hr 25 mins


  1. Soak onion rings in a bowl of ice water for 1 hour; drain and pat dry with paper towels.
  2. Whisk flour, buttermilk, egg, baking soda, and salt together in a bowl until smooth.
  3. Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  4. Dip onion rings in batter, working in batches; fry battered onion rings in the hot oil until browned, about 5 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on a paper towel-lined plate.


Calories: 587 kcal
Carbohydrates: 18.7 g
Cholesterol: 28 mg
Fat: 56.1 g
Fiber: 1.4 g
Protein: 4 g
Sodium: 267 mg