South-of-the-Border Onion Rings

Southern Living
The batter's spicy sweetness stems from the unexpected--sweetened condensed milk.
4 to 6 servings


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2 medium onions
1 cup self-rising flour
1/3 cup self-rising cornmeal
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
1/4 cup club soda
1/3 cup minced jalapeño peppers
Vegetable oil


Cut onions into 1/4-inch-thick slices, and separate into rings.

Combine flour and cornmeal in a bowl. Combine egg, condensed milk, and club soda; add to dry ingredients, stirring until smooth. Stir in peppers.

Pour oil to depth of 3 inches into a Dutch oven; heat to 375°.

Dip onion rings in batter, coating well; fry, a few rings at a time, until golden. Drain on paper towels, and sprinkle with salt. Serve immediately.

Created date

May 2003