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Texas Style Onion Rings with Buttermilk Batter and Chile powder

Onion Rings with Buttermilk Batter

Homemade Onion Rings with Buttermilk batter. A real treat to serve with burgers or hot dogs.Homemade Onion Rings with Buttermilk batter. A real treat to serve with burgers or hot dogs.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 567kcal


  • 2 sweet onions I like Vidalia's, or sweet Texax Onions. Cut into 1/4-inch rings
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle or chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 cup Crisco or vegetable oil for frying
  • Ketchup such as chipotle ketchup, for serving


  • Place the onion slices in a large bowl and cover with the buttermilk. Allow to soak for 15 minutes.
  • Mix together the flour, salt, black pepper, chipotle powder and cumin. Taste and adjust seasonings. Divide the flour mixture, placing half in a large food-safe plastic bag and the other half on a plate.
  • Heat up 2 inches of oil in a large pot or cast-iron skillet to 350 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with paper towels.
  • To batter the onions, remove them from the buttermilk, reserving the buttermilk in the bowl, and place them in the plastic-bag with the flour. Shake until coated. Working one-at-a time or in small batches, take the floured onions and dip back into the buttermilk and then dredge in the flour on a plate. Fry in the hot oil until light brown, for about 2 minutes, turning once. Drain on paper towels.
  • Serve warm with ketchup or your preferred dipping sauce.


Calories: 567kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 991mg | Potassium: 395mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 297IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 150mg | Iron: 4mg