Saturday, June 13, 2009

Onion Rings

I tossed these together on a hot day to go with some grilled burgers. I used sunflower oil in the fryer, in case you're wondering.

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 egg
1 cup milk, or as needed

1 tsp paprika
1 tsp tumeric


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. In a small bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder and salt.

3. Toss the onion slices into the flour mixture until they are all coated; remove them and set them aside. 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 to drain until the batter stops dripping. Spread the bread crumbs out on a plate or shallow dish.

4. Deep fry the rings a few at a time for 2 to 3 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove to paper towels to drain.

The paprika and tumeric are purely to add a little golden colour, feel free to omit.