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deep fried onion balls with cajun ranch sauce

(16 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Kathy Sills
Harrisville, MS

I wanted to try something different instead of a plain onion ring! So I came up with Onion Balls! Onion broilers are like pearl onions, but a little bigger! Found in the produce section labeled onion broilers.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

What a wonderfully different appetizer for your next dinner party! With 4 tablespoons of red pepper they do pack a healthy punch, but they were still definitely a unanimous hit with the entire Crew.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(16 ratings)
yield serving(s)
prep time 25 Min
cook time 5 Min
method Deep Fry

Ingredients For deep fried onion balls with cajun ranch sauce

  • 8 oz
    sour cream
  • 1 sm
    packet Hidden Valley Ranch
  • 5 Tbsp
    cajun seasoning, divided
  • 4 1/2 Tbsp
    cayenne pepper, divided
  • 2 c
    self-rising flour
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1
  • 1 c
    milk, add more if needed
  • 2
    bags onion boilers, peeled
  • 1 bottle
    canola oil

How To Make deep fried onion balls with cajun ranch sauce

  • 1
    Preheat deep fryer to 400 degrees.
  • 2
    In a medium bowl add the sour cream, ranch packet, 1 tablespoon of the Cajun seasoning, and 1/2 teaspoon of the cayenne pepper. Mix well. Chill while onion boilers cook.
  • 3
    In a medium bowl add the flour, egg, and milk. Mix well.
  • 4
    Add 4 tablespoons of Cajun seasoning to the batter.
  • 5
    Add 4 tablespoons of the cayenne pepper to the batter.
  • 6
    Add the salt and black pepper to the batter. Mix well.
  • 7
    Take each onion boiler and coat with the batter. Deep fry for 1-2 minutes.
  • 8
    Drain on paper towel.
  • 9
    Enjoy with Cajun sauce!