Chef Lou’s Crispy Fried Onion Rings w/ Buttermilk Dip

Recipe and demonstration.


2 medium or 1 large Red Onion

1-1/4 Cups Flour

1-teaspoon Baking Powder

1 tablespoon cornmeal

¼ teaspoon Salt

¼ teaspoon Black Pepper

¾ can Beer (about 9 ounces)

1 Egg, beaten

1 tablespoon Vegetable Oil

Vegetable Oil, for frying

Seasoning Salt, optional

Buttermilk Dip (see recipe below)


Peel Onion(s). Cut into 3/8 inch slices and separate into onion rings.

Loading ...

In a mixing bowl, combine dry ingredients then add beer, egg, and oil. Mix until smooth.

Place batter in a shallow pan. Using a fork, dip onion rings into batter, coating both sides well.

Fry in 375-degree oil until golden brown on both sides. Drain well on paper towels, and sprinkle with seasoning salt.

To make buttermilk dip: Combine 1/3 cup each of sour cream, buttermilk, and mayonnaise. Add 1-tablespoon buffalo wing sauce, ¼ teaspoon celery salt and ½ teaspoon dill weed. Mix well and serve with the onion rings.