In this instructable, I will show you how to make onion rings. Onion rings are really yummy a great substitute for french fries, or you could do a half french fry half onion ring plate! This recipe is really easy to make, if I can do it, you can do it. Let's get started!
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Step 1: Ingredients
- 1 large onion (I like to use sweet onions)
- 1 1/4 cups of all purpose flour
- 1 tsp of baking powder
- 1 tsp of salt
- 1 egg
- 1 cup of milk
- 1 cup or so of bread crumbs (panko works well, or the traditional kind)
- Oil for frying (canola, vegetable, etc)
- Pie Pan
- Wire rack
- Thermometer (I don't always use one, on my stove top medium heat usually heats my oil right around 350 degrees F.)
Step 2: Prep the Onion
First let's prepare the onion. I am using a large Sweet Onion, but you can use whatever onion you like. Peel and then slice the onion. Keep it to about 1/4 inch wide. Then separate the pieces to make the rings.
Step 3: Mix Dry Ingredients
Now we mix the flour, the baking powder, and the salt together with a fork or a whisk.
Step 4: Dip Onions Into Flour
Now we dip all of our rings into the flour mixture. Then set them aside, I usually just pile them up in a bowl.
Step 5: Make Batter
Now it is time to make our batter, add the milk and the egg to the flour mixture and stir it with a fork or a whisk, until it is well combined.
Step 6: Dip Onions
Next we dip our onions into the batter, then place them on a wire rack to let the excess drip off.
Step 7: Dip in Breadcrumbs
Now we dip those batter coated rings into our breadcrumbs. I like to use a pie pan because it provides a nice flat bottom. Use a fork to help scoop the crumbs over the battered ring.
Step 8: Fry Them Rings!
Now it is time to fry up our onions! Pour your oil into your pot until it is about 1.5 inches deep. Then heat up the oil to about 350 to 360 degrees. I use canola oil, but vegetable or olive oil will work too. Use a candy thermometer if needed to get the right temp for the oil. I know that if I put my stove on medium and maybe just a bit past medium that it gets the temp where I want it. Now we use a fork and place a few rings in the oil. Turn them over periodically, continue to fry them for a minute to 3 minutes, until they are nice and golden brown. Then place on a wire rack to let excess oil drip off. You are done! Nice crunchy yummy onion rings, now enjoy them!