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Red Hot Red Onion Rings
Red Hot Red Onion Rings Dairy

Ingredients

Onions:
2 red onions, peeled, cut in 1/4-inch thick slices, separated into rings
3/4 cup olive oil
1 cup buttermilk

Seasoned Flour:
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
2 teaspoons red pepper flakes
2 teaspoons paprika
2 teaspoons salt
4 teaspoons black pepper
Vegetable oil, for frying


Instructions

In bowl, toss onions with olive oil. Cover; refrigerate 2 hours, tossing twice. Add the buttermilk and mix to coat. Refrigerate an additional 1 hour. In bowl, mix together the flour, cayenne, red pepper, paprika, salt and pepper. Heat 2 inches oil in deep fryer or large pot.

Remove onion rings, a few at a time, from buttermilk mixture; coat them with the flour mixture. Place the coated rings on wax-paper–lined baking sheet. Re-dip coated onion rings, a few at a time, in buttermilk mixture, then in flour, until thickly coated. Fry in batches in hot oil (4 to 6 rings) 2 to 3 minutes, until golden brown. Remove with slotted spoon to paper towels to drain. Serve. Serves 4. This recipe can be doubled or tripled