A favorite recipe for great Southern sweet and spicy onion rings.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Line 2 baking sheets with waxed paper; set aside. Line 2 additional baking sheets or 1 tray with paper towels; set aside.

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  • Place 1 1/2 cups of flour in a shallow bowl. Pour the milk into a second shallow bowl. In a third bowl, stir together the cornmeal, 2 cups flour, sugar, salt, paprika, cayenne pepper, thyme, and black pepper.

  • Dip the onion rings first into the plain flour, then into the milk, and last into the cornmeal mixture. Place the breaded rings on the wax paper-lined baking sheets.

  • Heat the oil in a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat, or deep-fryer to 365 degrees F (185 degrees C).

  • Fry the onion rings a few at a time in the hot oil so they are not crowded, until golden brown. Drain on paper towel-lined baking sheets, and serve immediately.

Editor's Note

The nutritional information displayed for this recipe includes the full amount of breading and 10% of the oil.

Nutrition Facts

1360.4 calories; 10.9 g protein; 78.3 g carbohydrates; 6.1 mg cholesterol; 904.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (26)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2010
this is by far the best onion ring recipe i have tried.that nice crunch from the cornmeal is excellent.the spices are perfect and now i'm to full to write any more. THANKS Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/05/2017
Not as spicy as we thought they'd be but still very good! Read More
31 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 19
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2010
this is by far the best onion ring recipe i have tried.that nice crunch from the cornmeal is excellent.the spices are perfect and now i'm to full to write any more. THANKS Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2010
this is by far the best onion ring recipe i have tried.that nice crunch from the cornmeal is excellent.the spices are perfect and now i'm to full to write any more. THANKS Read More
(11)
Rating: 4 stars
07/27/2007
Good flavor(we left out the thyme)DH really liked them! Served with fried shrimp and baked potato. Now thats some good eatin! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/15/2012
This isn't a bad recipe I've used it twice. A tad messy the first time just be careful and make sure the oil doesn't get to hot quick otherwise the rings fry really quick and they're not done completely. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
08/18/2009
Loved the cornmeal coating!!! Turned out fantastic! Will make these again. I did leave out the thyme as I am currently in Turkey and the thyme I find here is a bit different. Otherwise a fantastic onion ring and rather easy! I thinking I may modify the coating to fit it for chicken poppers! Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
02/03/2011
Followed the recipe with no changes and the onion rings were great. However I scaled the ingredients for the batter down to 3 servings and did pickle spears instead of onions. We now have a new family favorite! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/02/2010
These were amazing! They're definitely going on my list of 'things to make when there's company for dinner'. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/22/2011
I thought these were going to be a disaster when I first started making them. The coating doesn't stay on that well if the rings are very thick so I'd cut them between 1/4 and 1/2 inch. Once they were cooked though they were quite good. Even my 8 year old said.... I don't like onion rings but these are great. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
06/02/2011
These were AMAZING! Followed the recipe exactly except scaled in half. Best onion rings I've ever tasted! Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
06/28/2010
Added some seasoned bread crumbs. Delicious! Read More
(3)
Rating: 3 stars
07/05/2017
Not as spicy as we thought they'd be but still very good! Read More