Would this work with shallots too? We can’t see why not.
-Peel and slice 2 large yellow onions into ¼ inch rings (or a little wider) and separate them into rings. Set aside.
-Heat 2 inches of oil in a deep pot (cast iron works well).
-Pour 1 cup milk or buttermilk into a bowl. Set aside.
-Mix together the following in a medium sized bowl:
1 cup flour
1 cup cornmeal
A pinch of sea salt and some freshly ground black pepper
-When the oil reaches about 365 degrees, drop a handful of onions into the milk.
-Take the onions out of the milk and drop into the flour.
-Toss to coat and gently shake off excess coating.
-Add the onion rings to the hot oil, making sure not to crowd them.
-Fry, stirring occasionally until crisp and golden, 3 minutes for the first side and 1 minute or so for the 2nd side.
-Use a slotted spoon to remove the onions to a plate lined with paper towel.
-Repeat with the remaining onions, you will have to make several batches.
-Sprinkle with sea salt and pepper and serve immediately.