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May 14, 2015

Onion Rings @Home made

Preparation Time: 30 Minutes
Cooking Time: 10 Minutes
Cuisine : American (Snack )

 Crisp and flaky outside with a smooth and melting onion ring inside .
Onion rings, a common side dish or snack in USA or Canada , which is served along with burger or sandwich . This crispy and flaky rings are succulent and the name suggests the shape,you can serve them with dips or sauces or just by themselves . Vidalia or yellow onions are used to make these yummy rings , if this type of onions are not available ,you can opt any type of onion , but these rings taste best with yellow or sweeter onions . You can flavor the batter or just go with just salt and pepper .

Traditional method of cooking involves eggs , which I omitted to make a perfect vegetarian meal . You can opt a thick coat or thin coat of batter according to taste. The one I shared here is a thin coat of batter which is soft , crispy and airy as well just like restaurant made .There are four to five different methods to make these delectable onion rings , in which  all involve  adding eggs to the batter , so, I kind of mashed and fused some different methods  and ended up my own method to get these beautifully looking rings ..... These perfect rings are one of the best brunches that your children will love to have after a hefty school schedule

Yellow Onion 1 peeled and cut into a .5 inch rings
All purpose Flour 6 table spoons +2 table spoons
Baking Soda 1/2 teaspoon
Milk 1/4 cup
Salt to taste
Pepper powder to taste
Dried herbs (Optional)
Bread Crumbs (I chose multi grain bread crumbs which gave my rings a dark color ) 1/2 cup
Oil for shallow frying

Step 1: Cut the onion into 1/2 inch width rings , and separate the rings . Now place them in a ziploc or paper bag , and toss in 2 table spoons of all purpose flour and baking soda . Close the bag and toss it well such that the mixture is coated and distributed evenly on rings

Step 2 :Refrigerate  the bag atleast for 30 minutes .

Step 3: Take a bowl mix in together milk, all purpose flour , salt and pepper powder , to make a thin consistency batter. Mean while heat oil for shallow frying.
Step 4: After 30 minutes , take out the rings dip in the batter  , then in the bread crumbs , such that they make a coat on the rings . Set aside , for the crumbs to stick to the batter .

Step 5: When the oil is medium hot , fry the rings , until golden brown .
Step 6: Bloat the extra oil ,and sprinkle in some dried herbs . Serve hot with favorite sauce or dips .

Chef's Notes:
  • Do opt a larger and almost round onion to get larger and perfectly round rings
  • Don't over heat the oil , if your oil is too hot your rings may turn brown in seconds , leaving you  burned rings
  • You can sprinkle oregano or chili flakes or dried garlic according to your preference 
  • Don't skip the baking soda as, it gives the flaky texture to the rings .
  • If you want a thick coating of the batter , you can whisk in egg into the batter .
  • Even though I skipped the eggs , the rings are crispy, flaky and airy .

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