Sweet, Sweet Sunday

Making the Perfect Onion Rings

So our next recipe in our discussion of deep frying is how to make the perfect onion rings to serve with ‘kid-friendly foods” such as burgers…or as an appetizer…or simply because they’re so dad-gum good…(but probably not too good for you, right?)

The perfect onion rings have been double dipped in a batter that is seasoned to perfection. …the outside is crisp…while the onion itself is tender and sweet….accompanied by your favorite condiment—such as mayo, fry sauce, ranch or ketchup.

 

 

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Ingredients

2 large Vidalia onions, sliced into 1/2″ rings

Oil for frying

Batter Ingredients

  • 1 cup milk
  • egg, lightly beaten
  •  1 Tbsp white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 c. fine cornmeal
  • 3/4 c. cornstarch
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 Tbsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder

 

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Prep

Fill your Dutch oven pan with 1″ oil. Heat, over medium heat, until  375°. Line a large plate or baking sheet with paper towels.

 

 

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Batter

Whisk together your dry ingredients—such as your flour, cornmeal, cornstarch, baking powder, and spices.

Whisk together your wet ingredients—such as your egg, buttermilk, and seltzer.

 

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Breading

Slice and separate the onion rings.

Dip each ring first in your dry inredients and then in your wet ingredients…as we’ve already learned in this previous post about breading.

Repeat the dipping process.

Place the finished onion rings on a cooling rack until ready to fry..

 

 

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Cooking

First make sure that your oil is hot enough.

If so, place the battered onion rings into the hot oil. Do not overcrowd your onion rings. This will keep them from cooking correctly.

Do not add salt while you are cooking your onion rings. This will help keep the batter on the onion instead of falling apart  in your frying pot. Wait and salt your onion rings after they have cooked.

Cook for about four minutes…until they turn a light golden brown color.

After they’ve finished cooking, take them out of the oil and set them out on paper towels to cool and drain. Sprinkle with salt.

Serve hot with ketchup and mayonnaise, if desired.

Sweet, Sweet Sunday

What’s Next?

Every now annd then…usually whenever I finish a big group of posts about the same topic I like to stop and take a break and look backwards and forwards at where I’ve been and where I’m headed as far as content.

The purpose of my blog is supposed to be crawling up the Raw Foods pyramid one tier at a time…going from bottom to top…Yet I just finished posting several recipes containing meat…how dare me, right?!!

Another purpose of my blog is supposed to be learning to cook healthier foods now that my husband has been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes…

If you haven[t figured out, I have ADHD…my thoughts wander all over the place constantly…so if you are a regular reader, expect tangents…

Anyway…enough about that…

So let’s look back…

Before I started going up the Pyramid, I decided that it might be wise to look at several different cooking methods…(yeah, I know…so much for raw foods, right?!)

But most of us have spouses and children who would probably not be too content to eat raw veggies, raw fruit, seaweed, and nutritional yeast for the rest of their lives.

So we have taken a look at three different cooking methods—sauteeing, pan frying, and deep frying.

Honestly, I still want to continue my experiments in deep frying…by talking about making such things as onion rings and tempura….

But then I want to move on to other cooking methods..

Here are a list of the different cooking methods that are commonly used…

But first let’s finish deep frying…by learning how to make onion rings…

Join me for the Journey…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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