“Just wait until you try these onion rings!!!! These are still wonderful without the Cajun seasoning too! Adjust the Cajun seasoning to taste. Use a sweet onion such as Vidalia or Spanish for this. If you don't have any Cajun seasoning handy you can use seasoned salt and 1/8-1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 large sweet onions, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch rings
  • 2 14 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons cajun seasoning (or to taste)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 14 cup cornmeal
  • 2 cups beer (use a light-coloured beer for this)
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • oil (for frying)


  1. Place the onion rings in a large bowl of ice water; let stand for 35 minutes.
  2. Drain then place on paper towels; pat dry well.
  3. In a bowl combine flour with Cajun seasoning, baking powder, salt and cornmeal; mix to combine.
  4. Add in the beer and egg; stir until thoroughly blended and smooth; chill for 20 minutes.
  5. Dip the onion rings into the batter coating well on both sides.
  6. Heat 3-inches oil in a Dutch oven to 375 degrees.
  7. Drop the onion rings a few at a time into hot oil and fry until golden brown on both sides.
  8. Drain and serve immediately.
  9. Delicious!

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