Buttermilk Onion Rings with Grilled Tomato Aioli Dipping Sauce


Level:
Easy

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Ingredients
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 3 cups buttermilk
  • Pinch cayenne
  • Salt
  • 4 large Vidalia onions, peeled and cut crosswise into 3/4-inch slices
  • 4 cups peanut oil
  • 4 cups all purpose flour seasoned with salt and pepper
  • Grilled Tomato Aioli:
  • 2 plum tomatoes, grilled, seeds and skin removed and coarsely chopped
  • 2 cups good quality mayonnaise
  • 3 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • Pinch of cayenne
  • Salt
Directions

Combine buttermilk, flour, cayenne and salt in a large bowl until smooth. Soak the onion rings in the batter for 2 hours in the refrigerator.

Using side burner. Heat oil in a large saucepan to 375 degrees F. In batches, remove onion rings from batter and dredge in the seasoned flour mixture. Fry for 3 to 4 minutes or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels and season immediately with salt.

Grilled Tomato Aioli:

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Season with cayenne and salt.

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