This week my hubby is away hugging orphans in Guatemala. Two nights in a row I’m two for two on going to a friend’s house and cooking them dinner! It’s a win- win for me because I love to cook and I have pretty much escaped clean up now for two nights in a row! I’m on a roll! Who wants me to come cook dinner at their house?! No but seriously these onion rings turned out SO yummy tonight that I just had to share them with all of you. The texture and crisp reminded us of the bloomin’ onion at Chili’s! Really Easy and quick to make but a couple cautions…
*do not leave oil on high heat the entire time. Once oil is heated and bubbles around the handle of a wooden spoon, its good to go, go ahead and start frying the first batch but kick the heat down to med high
*Fry about 6 onion rings at a time, any more really lowers the heat of the oil and they won’t cook all the way.
*If you do more than 4 batches which is about 1 large sweet onion it’s best to change the oil to avoid bitter or burnt remnants over taking the oil.
* be ready and have a system so you don’t burn them!…it goes like this… Egg, dredge in Breadcrumb/flour mixture , fry, flip, fry more, drain on paper towel on a plate. Boom! Perfect!
Crispy Onion Rings
2 cups vegetable oil
2 eggs, beaten well
1 large sweet white onion sliced and pieces pulled apart
1/2 cup bread flour
1/2 cup italian bread crumbs
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1 teaspoon each salt and pepper
Heat oil in deep skillet. Slice onion and pull apart to create the “o” rings. Mix flour, breadcrumbs, salt, pepper, and garlic salt well and put in a shallow dish. Dip onion rings in beaten egg, then in breadcrumbs…shake off excess, put in hot oil (about 350*) Fry for 90 seconds then flip 60 more seconds then they are done. Place on a paper towel to drain and season with a bit more salt to taste. Enjoy!