Sunday, August 21, 2011

How to Make Onion Rings

First off, you have to be kind of smart to make these.  Or be completely stupid.  They are so easy and I don't know why I never made them before.

Well I do know why, they are fattening.  But delicious.  I always go for, "make them, they sound delicious."  Over, "wow, don't make those, they are so fattening."

Everything is good in moderation though right?

Anyway...get an onion, I use a yellow.

Cut it as thin or as thick as you want.  I like an in betweener.  Is that a word?  It doesn't really matter if it is or not.

I'm using it.

Once you slice your onion, soak your slices in buttermilk.

I'm not an expert, but I think you can soak them for as long as you want.  Well, not as long as you want.  But over night might be okay.  I don't know, I just do a couple of hours.

After that, warm up a lot of oil.  I mean a lot.  I did it in my Mom's iron skillet because I don't own a deep fryer.  (this is probably a good thing, or I'd fry everything, like everything.)

Mix together your batter.  I do regular flour, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, kosher salt, and freshly ground pepper.

I know it sounds weird, but I taste my mixture.  It won't taste like it does on your onions, but you can get an idea for how seasoned they will be.

I really don't know how much of everything I put in.  But it's not a science.  

Throw your onion slices in your batter.  Coat well.  Then, throw them in your hot oil.  I heat my oil at medium high.

When they turn golden...they are good to go.

Cooks note:  Don't make enough onion rings so that you can freeze some for the next time you make something yummy that needs them on top (aka BJ's BBQ salad - which by the way I found the perfect BBQ ranch recipe to use on it) because they will be eaten if left out.  I mean, ALL OF THEM.  They are that good!




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