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South-of-the-Border Onion Rings

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


  • 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
  • Salt

How to Make It

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

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

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

  4. 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.