My poor husband rarely gets to see the site of red meat. So when he does he usually throws a parade. I am not super gung ho about red meat so I like to make several sides when I do make him a steak. I had made a nice garlicky potato salad with thick pieces of bacon in it but knew I wanted something more. We were just talking the other day how I never use the Fry Daddy that I got 6 years ago and maybe I should start exploring the world of frying. Since my husband is from the south he is used to everything being fried. I am not in favor usually of frying things but for some reason the idea of having homemade onion rings on top of the steak sounded good.
The turned out great but I did change the recipe slightly. I added 1/2 packet of dry ranch dressing to the dry ingredients for dredging. I thought it would go nice with the potato salad we were having.
Buttermilk Onion Rings
4 large onions
1 quart buttermilk
2 cups flour
Oil for frying
Slice 4 large onions into 1/4-inch rings. Place in large bowl and cover with buttermilk. Season with salt and pepper. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Place 2 cups flour in a shallow dish. Season with salt and pepper. Dredge onion rings in seasoned flour. Dip again in buttermilk, then in seasoned four.
Fry in batches, in 350 degree oil for 2 to 3 minutes until golden.
Drain on paper towels. Let oil come back to temperature before frying next batch
Source: Food Network
Recipe courtesy of Sara Moulton