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Old Fashioned Buffalo Onion Rings

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For appetizer week I've whipped up a batch of spicy, crunchy old fashioned buffalo onion rings! These homemade onion rings combine two of my favorite appetizers: buffalo wings and onion rings!! So delish! Grab the blue cheese dressing and get to snackin!!
  Yellow onion 1 Large
  All purpose flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Baking powder 1 Teaspoon
  Seasoning salt 1 Teaspoon
  Dried celery flakes 1 Tablespoon
  Cajun seasoning 1 Teaspoon
  Paprika 1 Teaspoon
  Garlic powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Black pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Dried parsley 1 Teaspoon
  Cayenne pepper 1 Pinch
  Corn starch 1 Tablespoon
  Sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Hot water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Philadelphia cream cheese 2 Ounce, softened
  Hot sauce 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Eggs 1
  Buttermilk 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Panko bread crumbs 1 Cup (16 tbs)
For frying
  Peanut oil 2 Cup (32 tbs) (For deep frying)

1. Peel the onion and slice it into 1/2 inch slices.
2. In a large bowl add the flour, baking powder, seasoning salt, dried celery flakes, Cajun seasoning, paprika, garlic powder, black pepper, dried parsley, cayenne pepper, and corn starch. Stir until combined. Set aside.
3. In a separate bowl, combine sugar and hot water. Stir until sugar dissolves.
4. Place your onion rings into the sugar mixture. Toss them around so that they are coated with the sugar mixture.
5. Shake off the excess sugar water from the onions and toss the onions into the flour mixture. Toss them around gently so that they are coated with the flour mixture. Place the onions on a plate and set them aside.

6. In a separate bowl, combine softened cream cheese and hot sauce. Stir until they are well combined.
7. Add the egg and buttermilk. Stir after adding each one to incorporate. Set aside.
8. Add bread crumbs to the flour mixture and stir until combined.
9. Dip each ring into the hot sauce mixture and then toss it into the flour mixture until the ring is completely coated.
10. Arrange the rings on a baking tray until all the rings have been coated and ready to fry.
11. In a deep frying pan, heat oil to 350 degrees F.
12. Place 3-4 rings into the oil and fry for 2-3 minutes, turning once until they are golden brown.
13. Transfer on paper towel and drain off excess oil.

14. In a serving plate, serve the onion rings with choice of dip or sauce.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Deep Fried
Low Cholesterol
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
35 Minutes
Want that restaurant style spicy onion rings?? Watch this video to learn it all. These spicy onion rings are seasoned to perfection. It is the perfect way to spice up your platter and give you a rich savory taste. This video certainly makes you crave for more.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 362 Calories from Fat 111

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 13 g19.3%

Saturated Fat 3.4 g17.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 45.6 mg15.2%

Sodium 957.7 mg39.9%

Total Carbohydrates 55 g18.4%

Dietary Fiber 3.9 g15.5%

Sugars 19.2 g

Protein 8 g15.3%

Vitamin A 20.5% Vitamin C 10.8%

Calcium 11.1% Iron 14.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Old Fashioned Buffalo Onion Rings Recipe Video