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Red Onion Rings
Author: Melissa Howell
  • 1 large red onion thinly sliced
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Tbsp. milk or buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. black pepper
  • 2 tsp. garlic powder
  • vegetable oil for frying
  1. Heat at least two inches of oil to 350 degrees in a pot with high sides. (Don't use a frying pan!) I suggest using an electric skillet so you can control the temperature of the oil.
  2. Whisk eggs and milk together with a fork.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, salt, pepper and garlic powder.
  4. Take a few onion rings at a time and dip them in the egg/milk mixture. You can use your fingers, or tongs. Let the excess drip off.
  5. Put them in the bowl with the flour and other dry ingredients. I like to quickly shake the bowl back and forth so that the flour mixture covers the onions. (Just scoot the bowl back and forth on the counter. Don't pick it up and shake it).
  6. Take the onions out and gently place them into the hot oil.
  7. Cook until golden brown, turning with tongs if desired.
  8. Remove with tongs and place on a plate with paper towels to absorb the excess oil.
  9. Serve immediately.