Crunch Onion Rings

Total Time:
20 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
10 min

Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • Peanut oil, for frying
  • 1 cup whole buttermilk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 sleeve soda crackers, crushed (recommended: Saltine)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black chipotle chili pepper
  • 2 large onions, cut into 1/4-inch thick slices and separated into rings
  • 1 (8-ounce) container sour cream
  • 1/2 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon adobo sauce from can
  • 1 tablespoon heavy whipping cream
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
Directions
  • In a deep-fryer or Dutch oven, heat 4 inches of peanut oil to 360 degrees F.

  • In a shallow dish, whisk together the buttermilk and egg until combined.

  • In a separate shallow dish, combine the crushed crackers, flour, salt, and chili pepper.

  • Dredge the onion slices into the buttermilk mixture, then in the cracker mixture. Fry, in batches, if necessary, for 2 to 3 minutes per batch. Remove from the oil, and drain on paper towels. Transfer to a serving platter and serve immediately with dipping sauce, if desired.

  • Chipotle Cream Dipping Sauce: (May/June 06, pg. 72)

  • In a small bowl, combine all the ingredients; cover and refrigerate until using.

  • Yield: 1 1/4 cup


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