Old Fashioned Onion Rings
Our guest contributor has been making these Old Fashioned Onion Rings for more than 65 years. Serve them as an appetizer, or as a side dish with hamburgers and hotdogs.
- 2 extra large sweet onions, cut into 1/4 inch slices
- 1 3/4 cup milk (or as needed to make a batter similar to pancake batter)
- 2 cup all purpose flour
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 Nature's Yoke eggs, beaten
- 1 3/4 cup dry or seasoned bread crumbs
- salt to taste
- 2 qt oil for frying
- Separate sliced onions. Place in milk for 30 minutes with some ice cubes. (This will help ensure crispness.)
- Heat oil to 365 F.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt.
- Remove onion rings from the milk and dip them into the flour mixture until all are well coated. Set onion rings aside.
- Mix the beaten eggs and milk into the remaining flour mixture, blending with a fork. (You may need to adjust flour or milk quantity to create a pancake-like batter.) Dip the floured onion rings into the batter to coat and place on a wire rack. Place rack over a sheet of wax paper for easier cleanup.
- Spread bread crumbs on a large plate or wax paper and place rings one at a time into the crumbs, scooping the crumbs over the rings to coat.
- Repeat with remainder of the rings; fry a few at a time in hot oil, turning over until golden brown, 2-4 minutes. Drain on paper towels and serve, or keep warm in oven set at 250 F.