I have been married to a wonderful Christian man since 1976. The Lord has blessed us with two daughters and two sons. I consider each day the Lord gives me on the earth yet another chance to serve Him.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Onion Rings

These are crunchy on the outside but soft on the inside with a great flavor. They are a little time consuming, but well worth the effort.


ONION RINGS (serves 4)

Ingredients:
*1 large onion, cut into 1/4 inch slices
*2 cups all-purpose flour
*1 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
*1 teaspoon salt
*1 teaspoon paprika
*1 teaspoon garlic powder
*1 teaspoon seasoned salt
*1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
*1 egg
*1 cup butter milk
*1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
*1-2 cups Panko crumbs
*1 quart oil, for frying

Directions:
~Heat the oil in a deep-fryer (or large frying pan, cast iron is best).
~Separate the onions into rings, and set aside.
~Ground up panko crumbs in a blender, or food processor.
~In a paper bag (or a bowl with a cover), put flour, baking powder, salt, paprika, garlic powder, & cayenne pepper. Close bag and shake, mixing all ingredients.
~Dip the onion slices into the flour mixture until they are coated; set aside.
~Whisk the egg, buttermilk & seasoned salt into a medium bowl.
~Add flour mixture (that is in bag) to the egg/milk mixture, using a fork to mix.
~Dip the onion rings into the batter, coating entire onion.
~Place onion ring on a wire rack (I keep paper towel under rack) to drain until the batter stops dripping.
~Dip in four mixture again.
~Dip in egg wash again.
~Place onion ring on wire rack again, until batter stops dripping.
~Spread the bread crumbs out on a cookie sheet. (I only put half of the bread crumbs on the plate. Once those get pretty gooey, I throw those out and use the rest of the dry ones)
~Place the onion rings one at a time into the Panko crumbs, scoop the crumbs up over the topto the onion to coat.
~Give the onion rings a tap to remove the excess crumbs.
~Fry the onion rings a few at a time for 2 to 3 minutes, or until golden brown.
~Place on paper towels to drain.
~Season with a shake of seasoning salt, if necessary.


Variation:
`Substitute Pano crumbs for Italian bread crumbs.
`Substitute onion for sliced zucchini.
`Substitute onion for whole dill pickles.
`Add the same seasonings you are adding to the flour, to the butter too.
`Bake onion rings instead of frying (not as good, but better for you). Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place them on a cookie sheet. Drizzle Extra Virgin Olive Oil on them. Bake for 10 minutes, flip and bake for another 10 minutes.

Helpful Hint:
Heat oven to 200. When onion rings come out the of the oil, place on a papertowel lined cookie sheet. Place cooked onion rings in oven. This will keep them warm while you are make the rest of the onion rings.


DIPPING SAUCE


Ingredients:
*1/2 cup mayonnaise
*1 tablespoon ketchup
*2 tablespoons horseradish sauce (cream style is best)
*1/2 teaspoon paprika
*1/4 teaspoon salt
*1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
*1/4 teaspoon black pepper
*1 teaspoon garlic powder
*1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Directions:
~In a medium bowl, mix all ingredients.
~Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. If you don't it will taste more mayonnaise than the yummy dipping sauce.

Variation:
`Substitute mayonnaise for sour cream..

1 comment:

King Quads said...

Yummmmmm. I am just getting caught up and this looks delish!