Yellowbird Habanero Butter Fried Onion Rings
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Habanero Brown Butter Onion Rings

A spicy, crispy onion ring made for eating and twirling around your pointer finger like you own the place.

Spend some time enjoying this savory, delicious treat that firmly sits at the top of our greatest hits list. Give it a play.

Prep Time: 5 min

Cook Time: 30 min

Servings: 4

Yellowbird Habanero Butter Fried Onion Rings 


  • 1 C. buttermilk
  • 1/2 C. Habanero Hot Sauce
  • 1 C. all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tsp. Kosher salt
  • 1 Tsp. freshly ground pepper
  • 1 large sweet onion, sliced into ¼-inch-thick rings
  • 8 tablespoons (1 sticks) unsalted butter


  1. Place buttermilk and Habanero Hot Sauce in a medium bowl and stir until combined. Place flour in a separate medium bowl and stir in salt and pepper.

  2. Heat 4 Tbsp. butter in a large skillet over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned and foaming.

  3. Working in batches, toss onion rings in flour and shake off excess. Then dip rings into buttermilk allowing excess to drip back into the bowl. Return to flour and toss to coat again. Shake off excess.

  4. Add battered onion rings to the skillet and cook, turning once, until golden brown and crisp—about 8–10 minutes.

  5. Transfer to paper towels with tongs; season with salt and pepper. Repeat with remaining batter, onion, and butter.