Monday, July 26, 2010
These are not your every day onion rings. 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!
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.
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.