I’ve never ‘deep-fried’ anything in my life and the thought of a pot filled with super hot oil is a little scary.
So worth it.
Finger. Lickin’. Good.
I usually don’t prefer deep-fried foods… unless it’s a dessert or Phnom Pehn chicken wings, but that’s a whole other story. Onion rings are the exception. We don’t have a deep-fryer, so I ended up just using a pot, filled with canola oil and went on my way. This recipe is really good and produces a crunchy exterior that doesn’t feel/ taste greasy. I’ve made baked onion rings with this recipe before as well, and they aren’t bad, BUT, obviously aren’t as good as fried rings.
Onion Rings adapted from allrecipes.com
- 1 large onion, cut into 1/4-inch slices
- 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 egg
- 1 cup milk, or as needed
- 3/4 cup dry bread crumbs (used italian seasoned breadcrumbs)
- about 1.5 cups canola oil for frying, or as needed
1. Heat the oil in a pot. (Says to heat the oil to 365 degrees F, but we don’t have a candy thermometer so just kept the oil at med-low heat)
2. Separate the onion slices into rings, and set aside. In a small bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder and salt.
3. Dip the onion slices into the flour mixture until they are all coated; set aside.
4. Whisk the egg and milk into the flour mixture using a fork. Dip the floured rings into the batter to coat, then place on a wire rack (over a baking sheet for easy clean up) to drain until the batter stops dripping. Place rings one at a time into the crumbs, and evenly coat. Tap to remove excess and repeat with remaining rings.
5. Deep fry the rings a few at a time for 2 to 3 minutes, or until golden brown. *Note – they may sputter for the first 30 seconds, so have a lid close by. Remove from oil with a slotted spoon and place on paper towels to drain. Optional – season with seasoning salt.
The only change I made was to use italian seasoned breadcrumbs. We tried a batch with regular breadcrumbs but they weren’t as tasty.
Deep frying is actually easier than I expected… Investing in a candy thermometer probably wouldn’t hurt either. Think I want to try churros or donuts next, then possibly a deep-fried chocolate bar, as C suggested. Maybe.