In this post I want to show you how to make onion rings that will be perfect everytime. We will cover them in batter and breadcrumbs and then fry them. These are crunchy and delightful and are easy to make as well.
Make sure you cut your onions into thick rings. If they are too thin they will be flimsy and you will not enjoy them as much. It is also important that you let the excess batter drip from them before you cover them in breadcrumbs. This will make them crispier.
Whenever you are deep frying food you must make sure that the oil you are using is very hot. Ideally it will be 350 to 357 degrees F. You have to start heating the oil a good ten minutes before you use it. If you don’t own a thermometer you can see the oil is ready by adding a small cube of bread which should be browned within seconds.
You should also allow the oil to heat after you fry every batch of onion rings. This way you will make sure that you end up with crisp and delicious rings that are not greasy and soggy.
This is how to make onion rings:
1 large or 2 medium white or yellow onion
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 egg – lightly beaten
1 to 1 1/4 cups milk
1 cup bread crumbs
Safflower or Canola oil
Peel the onions and cut them into thick rings. Separate the rings carefully – save the odd pieces for chopping in future recipes.
Mix the flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl. Roll each onion ring in the flour and dust the excess off. Set aside.
Add the egg to the remaining flour. Whisk in the milk, a little at a time, until you have a uniform batter that is not too thick or too watery. Place the onion rings in the batter – one by one – and shake off the excess. Place the onion rings on a cooling rack over a baking sheet.
Heat a pot with enough oil to cover the onion rings. Heat it to 350 to 375 degrees. If you don’t own a thermometer, drop a small cube of white bread into the pot. It should brown in 60 seconds.
Place the onion rings in the bread crumbs and coat them well. Place the coated onion rings into the hot oil – 2 to 3 at a time – and fry until browned and crisp, about 3 minutes. Remove onion rings with a wooden skewer and place on a paper towel lined plate. Serve and enjoy!