throwback thursday.. spicy buttermilk onion rings with a creamy sriracha dipping sauce

it's thursday!!! which means tomorrow is friday!! ya ya we are going camping on the beach 1 week from today and i am so excited.. todays throwback thursday recipe is spicy buttermilk onion rings  and it's one of my all time favorite "junk foods".. but to call these onions rings junk is NOT FAIR i tell you.. they are so delicate.. spicy.. crunchy.. the sauce is spicy.. creamy.. just an excellent combination.. make these with a juicy burger and ice cold beer this weekend.. you will want to stay my friend for life!!

spicy buttermilk onion rings

prep time: 20 minutes
cooking time: 3-4 minutes per ring
servings: 4 (makes about 16-18 rings)


1 large sweet onion cut into 1/4 inch rings
1 1/2 cups low fat buttermilk
1/2 tsp. sea salt
4 tblsp. tobasco
2 cups ap flour
2-3 tsp. cayenne pepper
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
vegetable oil


place onion ring slices in a medium mixing bowl and toss with salt and hot sauce.. then pour in buttermilk.. submerge the onions in the mixture and allow onions to soak in the buttermilk for about 20 minutes..

in a shallow dish, i used a pie plate, mix together your flour, cayenne pepper, salt, pepper and garlic powder.. line a baking sheet with a layer of paper towels.. in a large cast iron skillet add enough oil until reaches about 3 inches up the sides.. heat your oil over high you want it to be about 360 degrees...when the oil is hot, remove the onion rings from buttermilk and transfer them to your flour mixture dredging them on both sides until coated.. gently place in the hot oil and cook until light golden brown on both sides.. about a total of 3 minutes and turning 1/2 way through.. just kind of gage it and pay attention.. transfer the onion rings to the paper towel lined baking sheet.. repeat until all the onion rings are done..

spicy dipping sauce:
prep time: 5 minutes
serving size: approx. 3/4 cup


1/4 cup non fat greek yogurt
1/4 light mayo
salt and pepper
1 tsp. lemon juice
3 tblsp. buttermilk
2 tsp. paprika
1 tsp. dill
1/2 tblsp. sriracha


mix all together and keep in the fridge in an air tight container until ready to use.

enjoy and get cook'n!!


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