Thursday, April 25, 2013

Onion Rings

Recently I was making hamburgers and decided at the last minute to add onion rings to the menu, well onion rings are not a last minute addition at least these aren't.  These onion rings are very yummy but they do take some time so make sure to start early.  Since I had limited time that day I decided to just fry some onion rings that I had bought from Schwann's.  The first thing hubby said is these are good but they aren't your usual onion rings and I hadn't even told him I took a short cut.  It made me glad that he can tell the difference!

1 large onion, cut into 1/4-inch slices
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 egg
1 cup milk, or as needed
3/4 cup dry bread crumbs
seasoned salt to taste
1 quart oil for frying, or as needed

  1. Heat the oil in a deep-fryer to 365 degrees F (185 degrees C).
  2. Separate the onion slices into rings, and set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder and salt.
  4. Dip the onion slices into the flour mixture until they are all coated; set aside.
  5. Whisk the egg and milk into the flour mixture using a fork.
  6. Dip the floured rings into the batter to coat, then place on a wire rack to drain until the batter stops dripping.
  7. The wire rack may be placed over a sheet of aluminum foil for easier clean up.
  8. Spread the bread crumbs out on a plate or shallow dish.
  9. Place rings one at a time into the crumbs, and scoop the crumbs up over the ring to coat.
  10. Give it a hard tap as you remove it from the crumbs.
  11. The coating should cling very well.
  12. Repeat with remaining rings.
  13. Deep fry the rings a few at a time for 2 to 3 minutes, or until golden brown.
  14. Remove to paper towels to drain.
  15. Season with seasoning salt, and serve.

I tend to do all the prep work ahead of time stick them in the fridge and then pull them out a few minutes before I fry.

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