Onion Rings can be made a thousand ways. Some folks like a big doughy outside and soft middle. Some like the coating as thin as possible. This version uses corn flake and flour to give these onion rings a nice crunchy balance. You can add a little cayenne pepper if you’re feeling a little spicy. These hold up well but they’re still best right out of oil.
What you need
1 large onion, peeled, and sliced to 1/2 inch rings
3/4 c crushed corn flakes (about 2 cups before crushing)
1/2 c flour
1 1/2 c buttermilk
1 t seasoned salt
1/2 t parsley
1/4 t black pepper
oil for frying (2 inches in your pot)
Add sliced onions and buttermilk to a boil. Place in refrigerator for 1/2 hour. Mix flour, corn flake crumbs, seasoned salt, parsley and black pepper to a bowl and mix well. Dip onion rings into flour mix after letting some of the buttermilk drip off, then set on plate. Finish all the onion rings. Return onion rings to the refrigerator for another half hour so the coating will set. Pour 2 inches of oil in a medium sized pot. Heat oil to 365 degrees Fahrenheit. Add several rings at a time. Don’t over crowd the pot. Cook until nice and crispy and golden brown. Serve immediately. Enjoy.