This delicious recipe for Cajun-Style Crispy Onion Rings was proudly featured on slapyamama.com. They’re so damn good! You’ll seriously love how easy it is to make these Cajun-Style Crispy Onion Rings. If you enjoy good old-fashioned homemade crispy fried onion rings and Cajun Spices, this is your Onion ring recipe you have waited for.
Cajun-Style Crispy Onion Rings are made with Yellow onions, self-rising flour, self-rising cornmeal, Cajun seasoning, oregano, freshly ground black peppercorns, ground cayenne peppers, beer, Tabasco sauce, and fried perfectly crispy in peanut oil.
Summertime isn’t complete at my house without having a side of Cajun-Style Crispy Onion Rings to complement a big juicy burger cooked on a charcoal grill in my family’s eyes. These Cajun-Style Crispy Onion Rings are suitable for almost any summer meal you are planning on having.
Oddly it’s been my finding that many folks that dislike raw onions in recipes seem to love a well-fried onion ring for some reason; in my own son’s words, ” I love me some onion rings… but if you attempt to put an onion on my burger, I’ll kick your butt.” Don’t mind him. He’s a bit dramatic at times.
One of the all-time best tips I can give Y’all about draining your Cajun-Style Crispy Onion Rings is letting them rest on a baker’s rack to drain off the excess peanut oil; it enables the air to hit both sides of the Cajun-Style Crispy Onion Rings to keep them nice and crispy. Placing them in a paper towel-lined basket just seems to make the bottoms of the onion rings a little soggy.
Making your own Cajun-Style Crispy Onion Rings has never been easier than this simple easy to follow the recipe that uses ingredients most people already have on hand in the refrigerator and pantry. These Cajun-Style Crispy Onion Rings pair well with burgers, fish, chicken, and even ribs.
The actual invention of our deliciously crispy onion rings is unknown.
John Mollard’s 1802 cookbook “The Art of Cookery Made Easy and Refined“ includes a recipe called “Fried Onions with Parmesan Cheese.” The recipe suggests cutting onions into 1/2″ rings, dipping them into a batter made of flour, cream, salt and pepper, and Parmesan cheese, and then deep-frying them in a “boiling” lard. It further suggests serving them with a sauce made of melted butter and mustard.
In 1910, a recipe for French Fried Onions appeared in the Middletown, New York Daily Times, on 13 January 1910. It does not claim to be the originator of the recipe.
Another claimant to the invention of the onion ring is Kirby’s Pig Stand restaurant chain, founded in Oak Cliff, Texas, in the early 1920s.
In 1933, a recipe for deep-fried onion rings that were dipped in milk then dredged in flour appeared in The New York Times. The advertisement was for the company Crisco.
The restaurant A&W is credited with popularizing the onion rings in fast-food restaurants, introducing them to its menu in the 1960s.
Ingredients needed to make Cajun-Style Crispy Onion Rings
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Jumbo yellow onions, cut into 1/2-inch rings.
Yellow self-rising cornmeal
Freshly ground black peppercorns to own taste.
A pinch of ground cayenne pepper
Peanut oil for frying onion rings
On August 11th, 2016, this recipe was proudly featured on Slapyamama.com
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Cajun-Style Crispy Onion Rings
- 3 large yellow onions cut into ½ inch rings
- 2¼ cup self-rising flour
- 1¼ cup yellow self-rising cornmeal
- 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- black peppercorns freshly ground to own taste
- pinch cayenne pepper
- 2 cups beer your favorite brans
- 2 dashes tabasco sauce
- 1 large egg lightly beaten
- peanut oil for frying onion rings
- Place the sliced onion rings in an ice bath, place them in the refrigerator while in the ice bath for about 25-35 minutes
- In a medium bowl combine the self-rising flour with the cornmeal, Cajun seasoning, oregano, kosher salt, freshly ground black peppercorns, and a pinch of ground cayenne; mix to combine dry ingredients.
- Add in your favorite beer, a few dashes of Tabasco sauce, and a lightly beaten egg; combine thoroughly until a smooth batter is formed; refrigerate the batter for 30 minutes.
- Drain the onion rings of excess water from the ice bath then place on a baking rack; pat dry with clean paper towels if needed.
- Dip the onion rings into the batter coating well on both sides.
- Heat 3-inches oil in a cast-iron skillet to about 375 degrees.
- Drop the onion rings a few at a time into hot oil and fry until golden brown on both sides.
- Drain the Cajun-Style Crispy Onion Rings on a baking rack.
- Serve hot with your favorite dipping sauce
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