Monday, July 26, 2010

Onion Rings

















These are not your every day onion ring
s. These onion rings are incredible. They are extraordinary. They are sweet and spicy and crispy and are complimented by a mouth watering dipping sauce. The bonus is, they are easy. The only downside is they leave your workspace a tad messy. Make these for a weeknight dinner or triple the batch for your next bbq!

Onion Rings

2 large white onions (peeled and cut to desired thickness)
2 Cups evaporated milk
2 Cups all purpose flour
1 Tablespoon chili powder
2 Tablespoons cayenne pepper
4-5 Cups vegetable oil (for frying)
coarse salt (to sprinkle on the rings when
hot)


Peel and slice onions to desired thickness. I have prepared these thick-cut and I have prepared them extra thin for onion straws as well... both delicious!! Preheat a medium cast iron skillet, add oil and heat to fry (I have recently started using 2 skillets as a double/triple batch is always in demand... these babies go fast). Pour the evaporated milk into a medium bowl and place next to your cut rings then combine the flour, chili powder and cayenne pepper in a large bowl and place that alongside the milk bowl. Dredge
each ring in flour, dip in milk, then in flour again and fry approximately 2-3 minutes on each side. I like to have a large paper bag lined with paper towels at the end of my workspace to place the rings on as they come out of the oil. Sprinkle (liberally) with coarse salt and repeat until all of your onions are gone. Serve with dipping sauce.





















Dipping sauce

2 cups sour cream
1/4 Cup hot sauce
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Combine all ingredients in a serving bowl, mix well and serve chilled.



16 comments:

  1. They look amazing... but doesn't the evaporated milk make them sweet?

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  2. These sound wonderful! I've never been brave enough to make onion rings! They look fabulous, right out of a diner. Yummy!

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  3. the evaporated milk has no sweetness so no, they are not sweet. the purpose of the evaporated milk is for the flour to have something thick to cling to... it makes an incredible batter!

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  4. I'm always a bit scared of deep frying stuff but these look well worth it!

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  5. I love how light and crispy the coating looks. These wouldn't last long at my house either.

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  6. the coating looks delicious! what brand do you use for hot sauce?

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  7. oh goodness! i meant to mention the sauce i use! i use ONLY (because it is delicious) sriracha hot sauce. you can get it at any grocery store.

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  8. These look so good! Impressive!

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  9. I am a sucker for crispy, hot onion rings. These look fantastic!

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  10. 堅持是為著某種目的或目標,而持續不斷朝向既定方向努力的一種意念。..................................................

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  11. I've never made onion rings at home! Might be fun to try red onions

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