Tennessee Onions Recipe: A Southern Classic

If you’re looking for a delicious and unique recipe to try out in the kitchen, you might want to consider giving Tennessee Onions a try.

These southern classics are sure to impress your taste buds and leave you wanting more.

Tennessee Onions Recipe

To make Tennessee Onions, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • 4 large sweet onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cornmeal
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup vegetable oil

First, preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and grease a baking sheet with cooking spray. In a large bowl, combine the flour, cornmeal, salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper (if using). Dip the onions into the buttermilk, then coat them in the flour mixture.

Tennessee Onions Recipe
Tennessee Onions Recipe

Next, heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot, carefully add the onions to the skillet. Fry the onions for 2-3 minutes per side or until they are golden brown. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the onions to the prepared baking sheet.

Bake the onions in the preheated oven for 10-15 minutes or until they are crispy and tender. Serve them hot as a side dish or appetizer.

This recipe is simple and easy to follow, yet you will have a restaurant-quality dish. The onions’ sweetness, the crunchy coating, and the subtle spiciness from the cayenne pepper make for a satisfying experience. So why not try this recipe and add some southern flair to your next meal!

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