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Friday, April 8, 2011

Homemade Onion Rings

I love surprising my husband with yummy food. When I asked if he wanted onion rings he looked at me a little hesitantly and said he'd never had homemade onion rings before.  I had to remind him that I had made them for him when we were dating. I guess it wasn't all that remarkable the first time so I wanted to include him in making them so he would remember them this time.

The ingredients are simple but the process takes a a lot of space and time to cook everything... but its all worth it! They go great with burgers. We made turkey burgers with Everything Thin Bagels and even put some onion rings in the burgers. Super yummy!

2-3 cups flour
4 eggs or 2 Egg Beaters cartons
3-4 cups Breadcrumbs
3 Tbsp Italian Seasonings
Salt & Pepper
4-6 cups of oil

Cutting board
4 large bowls
Deep frying pan

Put the frying pan on the stove on high.
Pour the oil into the pan till its about 2-3" deep.

Slice the onions into about 1" slices.
Separate the onion into rings by popping out the inner rings first over a bowl.

In the first bowl, put 2-3 cups of flour with some salt and pepper.
In the second bowl, pour the eggs.
In the third bowl, combine the breadcrumbs and Italian Seasonings.

Check if the oil is hot by dripping a few drops of water into the pan.  If it crackles, then its ready!

Set up the bowls in order of: onions, flour, eggs, breadcrumbs.
The trick is to keep one hand for dry ingredients and one hand for wet.
Take an onion in your left hand and put it into the flour bowl, cover it with flour.
Shake off the flour and drop the onion in the egg bowl.
With your right hand, make sure the onion is covered completely then hold the onion above the bowl, letting the excess eggs drip off.
Drop the onion in the breadcrumb bowl.

With your left hand, cover the onion with the breadcrumbs.
Carefully drop the onion ring into the oil.

Continue breading the onions and putting them in oil until the pan is full.
If the onions are too big to cook completely, once the bottom is brown, turn them over as shown in the pictures.

When the onions are done, place them on a paper towel covered plate or backing sheet.

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