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So tasty with burgers straight off the grill and don't forget a splash or so of hot sauce mixed in to a side of catsup for dipping to really spice them up ;-)
Heat the oil in a deep fryer to 365 degrees F.
Separate the onion slices into rings. Stir together the flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. Dip the onion slices into the flour mixture until they are all coated and set aside.
Whisk the egg and milk into the remaining flour mixture. Dip the floured rings into the batter to coat and place on a wire rack to drain until the batter is no longer dripping.
Spread the panko crumbs out on a plate or in a shallow dish. Coat rings one at a time and give a tap to remove excess crumbs.
Deep fry the rings a few at a time until golden brown, about 2 to 3 minutes. Place on paper towels to drain. Season the rings to taste and serve.
By Deeli from Richland, WA
By Robin from Washington, IA
Sift flour, cornmeal, salt and baking powder. Add oil, eggs, and milk, mixing thoroughly. Dip onion rings into batter. Fry in hot deep vegetable oil for 2-3 mins. on each side (watch closely), till golden brown. Drain on paper towel lined platter and salt lightly.
*Can use beer instead of milk, if preferred.
This batter is also good when frying fish.
We LOVE onion rings! I need to make these again soon!
I just buy a bag of yellow onions to use and just judge as I go how much I will need. Slice onions and separate into rings. Soak in milk a few minutes. Mix flour, baking powder and salt. Remove onion rings from milk and drain. Mix milk, egg and add slowly to flour mixture. Stir until smooth. Dip onion rings into batter so they are covered. Fry in medium hot oil deep enough to cover. You can add 1/4 cup oil to mixture but I think they are too greasy then. Cook until nice and golden brown.
By Robin from Washington, IA
Slice and separate onion rings. Dip each in above mixture and drop in hot oil or shortening until brown.
Mix buttermilk, egg and sweet milk together. Dip salted onion rings in above mixture, then, then in flour, back into egg mixture and finally in cracker meal. Fry in fairly hot oil until brown.
Whisk together flour, beer, and 2 teaspoons salt ; cover and let stand for 3 hours. meanwhile soak onion slices in ice water or milk. Remove onions; place on wire rack.
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How do you make homemade onion rings?
Paula Jo Carr from Mebane, NC
Buy sweet onions, cut the rings fairly thick, spearate them, put them in a large bowl, cover with water, add ice cubes, refrigerate for 6 hours.
1 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 large sweet onions, sliced
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 egg yolks
3/4 cup beer
Mix together the flour, salt, pepper, oil and egg yolks. Gradually whisk in the beer. Refrigerate the batter 3 to 4 hours before using.
Dip chilled rings into chilled batter.
Deep-fry in batches in 370° oil until golden brown.
Batter recipe is from http://southern s/r/blbb352.htm, but you can get more by going to www.google.com and entering "free recipe onion rings."
Sorry, Paula Jo. Forgot to mention. Drain and pat dry the rings before dipping in batter.
Here is a recipe that I use.
Cut the onions into rings and put in a bowl (not metal) with ice water and let sit for at least 4 hours.
Get three bowls and put in each:
1 cup flour in one
2 eggs, beaten in one
2 cups Ritz crackers crushed*
Dip the rings in the flour,eggs then cracker crumbs
You can now fry the rings or cover loosley and put in the fridge till ready to fry.
I usually cut the rings in the morning, then drain and coat after lunch and put in fridge till just before dinner then fry.
These taste like the A&W onion rings.
* you can substitute regular crackers for the Ritz if you don't have any on hand.
4 HOURS BEFORE FRYING THE RINGS
1) Cut onions into 1" rings
2) Place in ice water, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate
3) In a non-metallic bowl mix 1 1/2 cup regular flour with 1 12oz can of beer. Don't worrry if it's a little lumpy, it won't be for long.
4) Cover beer mixture bowl with a clean kitchen towel and place in a warm place on counter
4HOURS LATER IT'S TIME TO COOK THE RINGS
1) Heat oil in deep fryer or tall pot if you don't have a fryer.
2) Drain water from rings and pat dry
3) Place dry rings into a plastic bag to which you've added some flour and salt & pepper to taste and shake to coat.
4) Stir beer/flour mixture and add a few flour coated onion rings to the bowl
5) Remove the onion rings from the beer/flour mixture with tongs and add to the hot oil until golden brown.
6) Remove rings from oil with tongs onto paper towels to drain....sprinkle with salt if desired
REPEAT steps 4 through 6
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