With the previous post’s spotlight on the cheeseburger i thought it would be fitting to post the recipe for the onion rings served with it. I’ve cooked onion rings quite a few times with varying success but these were the best ones ever. A bit messy and time consuming but well worth the effort and a perfect side for that burger or steak.
1 large onion sliced less than 1cm thick.
1 1/4 cups plain flour.
1 tsp baking powder.
1 tsp salt.
1 cup milk.
3/4 cup panko breadcrumbs or dry breadcrumbs.
Vegetable oil for frying.
Heat the oil in a large saucepan or deep fryer to 185degC.
In a small bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder and salt.
Dip the onion slices into the flour mixture until they are all coated; set 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. The wire rack may be placed over a sheet of aluminum foil for easier clean up.
Spread the bread crumbs out on a plate or shallow dish. Place rings one at a time into the crumbs, and scoop the crumbs up over the ring to coat. Give it a hard tap as you remove it from the crumbs. The coating should cling very well. Repeat with remaining rings.
Deep fry the rings a few at a time until golden brown, watch they don’t burn as they will cook fast. Remove to paper towels to drain. You can keep them warm in the oven whilst cooking the following batches. Season with sea salt, and serve.
Original recipe from here.