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Big Fat Onion Rings

Big Fat Onion Rings

Southern Living FEBRUARY 2007

  • Yield: Makes 8 servings
  • Cook time:4 Minutes
  • Prep time:25 Minutes


  • 1 medium-size yellow onion
  • 1 medium-size red onion
  • 1 3/4 cups Pancake Mix, divided
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup beer
  • Peanut oil


1. Cut onions into 1/2-inch slices, and separate into rings. Set aside.

2. Combine 1 1/4 cups Pancake Mix and sugar. Stir together buttermilk and beer; whisk into sugar mixture until smooth. Set aside.

3. Place onion rings and remaining 1/2 cup Pancake Mix in a large zip-top plastic freezer bag. Seal and shake to coat.

4. Pour oil to a depth of 2 inches into a Dutch oven; heat to 370°.

5. Dip onion rings, 1 at a time, in batter, coating well. Fry, in batches, 4 minutes or until golden, turning occasionally; drain on paper towels. Serve immediately.

Kitchen Express: Substitute 1 3/4 cups all-purpose baking mix for 1 3/4 cups Pancake Mix, and omit sugar. Proceed as directed, reducing frying time for each batch to 2 minutes.


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