This delicious recipe for Cajun-Style Crispy Onion Rings are 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 a 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 families eyes. These Cajun-Style Crispy Onion Rings actually are good 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 bakers rack to drain off the excess peanut oil; it lets the air 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 actually 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 “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 the 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 it to its menu in the 1960s.
Ingredients needed to make Cajun-Style Crispy Onion Rings
- Large yellow onions, cut into 1/2-inch rings
- Self-rising flour
- Yellow self-rising cornmeal
- Cajun seasoning
- Dried oregano
- Kosher salt
- Freshly ground black peppercorns to own taste
- A pinch of ground cayenne pepper
- Favorite beer
- Tabasco sauce
- Peanut oil for frying onion rings
On August 11th, 2016 this recipe was proudly featured on Slapyamama.com
- 3 large yellow onions cut into 1/2-inch rings
- 2 and 1⁄4 cups of self-rising flour
- 1 ⁄4 of a cup yellow self-rising cornmeal
- 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning
- 1 teaspoon of oregano
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- freshly ground black peppercorns to own taste
- a pinch of ground cayenne pepper
- 2 cups of your favorite beer
- a couple of dashes of Tabasco sauce
- 1 large egg lightly beaten
- peanut oil for frying onion rings
Place the sliced onion rings in an ice bath, place in 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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