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Onion Rings (French Fried Onions)

Onion Rings (French Fried Onions)

When I eat at a pub or tavern I like to replace the fries with onion rings when I can. Onion rings are rings of onions that are battered and fried until golden brown and crispy. I had been craving onion rings for a while and I decided to just try making them at home.

There was one problem though. Making onion rings requires deep frying and I had never tried deep frying. In the past I have shallow fried cutlets in a tablespoon or so of oil. I decided to try my hand at deep frying. I poured a lot of oil into a pan and turned the stove onto medium heat. I manually adjusted the heat based on how the onion rings were cooking. If the onion rings were turning too brown too quickly I reduced the heat and if they were taking too long to brown I increased the heat. In the end the deep frying turned out to be much easier than I was thinking that it would be.

The onion rings turned out pretty good. They were nice and crispy on the outside and soft and tender on the inside. The normally pungent onion had turned slightly sweet which is one of the things that I like most about onion rings. I like to eat onions rings with malt vinegar and salt but I had run out of the vinegar so I enjoyed the onion rings with ketchup this time. Now I don't have to go out to enjoy onion rings. I look forward to playing with the recipe. Maybe I could replace the milk with buttermilk or maybe I could use bread crumbs to get a thicker and crispier coating.

1 onion (cut into rings)
1 cup milk
1 cup all purpose flour
oil for frying

1. Soak the onion slices in the milk for a few minutes.
2. Heat the oil in a pan.
3. Dip an onion ring into the flour to coat.
4. Place the onion ring into the oil and cook until golden brown on both sides.
5. Remove the onion ring from the oil and set on some paper towels.
6. Repeat for the remaining onion rings.

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Cynthia said...

These are so good aren't they...

MrsPresley said...

i LOVE onion rings! not sure if that is ever something i will do at home though, as i try to limit the number of fried things i eat... i like to treat myself to something like that when i eat out though. you can also try panko for the onion rings for something different...

Jerry said...

Onion rings are great made with buttermilk!

Peter M said...

Kevin, they look good, I too like them at the pub but home is always better.

giz said...

Good job on the onion rings. They look really great. A deep fryer is a great thing if you like to fry - stick it outside the door so the house doesn't smell like a pub

javagirlkt's cookin' said...

oh my goodness. i am so obsessed with onion rings, but i've never made them myself. this is enough inspiration to give it a try!

malt vinegar, salt, ketchup, ranch dressing....... i love it all!

Manggy said...

Those look just perfect! I find that hotcake mix makes a great fluffy coating as well :)

Lori said...

Looks really good, I'm another one that loves onion rings!

Maryann said...

I always replace chips with onion rings also ;)
How about that "blooming onion" you get at fairs and festivals?

Erin said...

Onion wings were my drunken downfall in college. After drinking margaritas for hours my girlfriends and I would start ordering bar menu food at 1:00 AM. Onion rings were always at the top of our post drinking snack list. These look perfect.

Bellini Valli said...

I have had a recipe for oven baked onion rings sitting on my counter for weeks now. Hopefully I will get to it this weekend and have it with my ribs along with some yam fries :D Excellent job with the onion rings by the way. I sometimes substitute onion rings for my fries as well:D

Deborah said...

these look so great for your first time deep frying!! I have a deep fryer that keeps the temperature even, so I'm always impressed when people deep fry without one!

cathy said...

Oh you're killing me with this. When the picture of the rings popped up, I died a 1000 deaths. Looks Fabulous.

Coffee & Vanilla said...

I love onion rings, I even made them few times long time before I had a blog :)

Thank you for all your comments, keep them comming :)

Unfortunately because of amount of work I have recently... I read all comments but only reply to them on weekend...

Have a good day, Margot

Brilynn said...

Oh how I love onion rings! I have had them in quite a while and I've never succeeded at making them. How about you just send some my way?

eatme_delicious said...

MMM onion rings are so delicious!

Proud Italian Cook said...

Delicious Kevin, These look great! Out here we get a lot of beer battered onion rings, it's good that way too. Again, yours look terrific!

tigerfish said...

I seldom deep try too! It uses so much oil :O
But I like deep -fried food once in a while.
So what's better than asking someone to deep fry and I just have the food!HA "P

maria rassie said...

i like to dip them in a simple batter and then onto some bread crumbs for an extra crunch :)

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