Buttermilk Fried Onions Recipe

Summary

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Ingredients

 Egg yolks3
 Flour1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
 Baking soda1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Salt1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Buttermilk2 Cup (32 tbs)
 Vegetable oil/Shortening2 Cup (32 tbs) (for deep frying)
 Yellow onions4 Large, peeled and cut in 1/4 inch thick slices (4 inches in diameter)
 Salt To Taste

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2026 Calories from Fat 543

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 61 g94.2%

Saturated Fat 10.3 g51.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 555.3 mg

Sodium 4054.8 mg168.9%

Total Carbohydrates 318 g106%

Dietary Fiber 35.6 g142.5%

Sugars 0.8 g

Protein 55 g109.6%

Vitamin A 13% Vitamin C

Calcium 8.8% Iron 55.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Directions

In a mixing bowl, combine the egg yolks, flour, baking soda and salt, and beat them together with a large spoon.
Pour in the buttermilk slowly, beating until the mixture forms a fairly smooth paste.
Heat the shortening in a deep-fat fryer—the fat should be at least 3 inches deep— until it registers 375° on a deep-fat thermometer.
Separate the onion slices into rings, drop them in the batter and then, 7 or 8 rings at a time, fry them in the fat for 4 to 5 minutes until lightly browned.
Transfer them to paper towels while you proceed with the next batch.
When all the onion rings are done, fry them again in the hot fat for a minute or two to heat them through and crisp them.
Drain on paper towels and sprinkled with salt.
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