Sunday, November 30, 2014

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Written By Amanda

You know when you order fried onion rings in a restaurant you get like 4-5 of them, well after cooking these last night I completely understand. Oh my eyes! We made it a family affair, we laughed, we cried (a lot), and then we laughed and cried some more. I think we picked the strongest onions ever grown to cut up; but we had loads of fun. Fixing them was a bit of a learning process. If using a deep fryer like I was, don't drop them in the oil, you need to either float them with a fork, or a neighbor suggested letting them dry out before dropping them in. Not sure on the drying out part as it's wet batter. So  after having the first batch fry to the bottom and get stuck on my basket, I just used a fork and let them float until they floated by themselves and then let them go. This was easier and the rings came out as rings instead of pieces.


2 large onions
1 egg
1/2 cup of flour
1/2 water ( may need to adjust that)
1 Tsp. of baking powder
1 Tsp. of garlic powder

Preheat deep fryer or large pot of oil to 350 degrees. In a medium to large bowl mix water, flour, egg, baking powder and garlic together until well blended. Make sure you have a batter consistency sort of runny. Peel onions and cut them in half. Separate the sections into rings. Dip rings into batter and shake off any extra. Using a fork or tongs gently hold the onion in the oil until it floats on it's own, this only takes a few seconds. Then let cook for 2 minutes or until nice and crisp and golden brown. Lift out the onion rings and place them on a paper towel covered plate to allow excess oil to drain off.