Buttermilk Onion Rings


  • vegetable oil for frying
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1 onion, peeled, sliced into 1" slices and rings separated
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup snipped chives
  • salt and pepper


  • Heat a couple of inches of oil in a large deep frying pan over medium high heat or an electric fryer.
  • Mix the buttermilk and sour cream together, then soak the onion slices in it.
  • In a small shallow plate mix up the flour, chives, salt and pepper.
  • When the oil is hot enough, dip the onion slices one at a time into the flour and mix around to coat, then put the slice back into the buttermilk, then back into the flour for a double coating. Put in the hot oil and cook about 4-5 minutes, turning once, until golden on both sides. Don't fry too many at once. You don't want them touching.
  • Drain on paper towels or a rack.