Buttermilk Onion Rings

1 cup all purpose flour
3 cups buttermilk
4 large Vidalia onions, peeled and cut crosswise into 3/4-inch slices
4 cups peanut oil
4 cups all purpose flour seasoned with salt and pepper


Combine buttermilk, flour and salt in a large bowl until smooth. Soak the onion rings in the batter for 2 hours in the refrigerator. Heat oil in the Dutch Oven to 375 degrees F. In batches, remove onion rings from batter and dredge in the seasoned flour mixture. Fry for 3 to 4 minutes or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels and season immediately with salt.

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