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Old Fashioned Onion Rings

March 27, 2012

Do you ever go to  A&W?  I haven’t been to A&W in years but when I did go I remember ordering the onion rings.  A&W has always had the very best onion rings.  I don’t know what they do to them but they are always delicious!

These onion rings are pretty much a knock off of those popular A&W onion rings.  They are crispy on the outside and tender on the inside!  The batter is a three step process which ensures you will have a crispy coating.  Onion rings are definitely not an everyday affair.  They are a special occasion side dish or companion to a tall pint of beer.  If deep frying is not your thing, you could try and bake these onion rings.  I have not tried the baked approach yet so if you try it first please let me know what you discover I’m always interested to find healthier ways to eat deep fried foods.

Old Fashioned Onion Rings

1 large onion, cut into 1/4-inch slices
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 egg
1 cup milk, or as needed
3/4 cup dry bread crumbs
1 quart oil for frying, or as needed

To Prepare

Heat the oil in a deep-fryer to 365 degrees F.
Separate the onion slices into rings, and set aside. In a small bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, onion powder, garlic powder and salt.
Dip the onion slices into the flour mixture until they are all coated; set aside. Whisk the egg and milk into the flour mixture using a fork. Dip the floured rings into the batter to coat, then place on a wire rack to drain until the batter stops dripping. The wire rack may be placed over a sheet of aluminum foil for easier clean up. Spread the bread crumbs out on a plate or shallow dish. Place rings one at a time into the crumbs, and scoop the crumbs up over the ring to coat. Give it a hard tap as you remove it from the crumbs. The coating should cling very well. Repeat with remaining rings.
Deep fry the rings a few at a time for 2 to 3 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove to paper towels to drain. Season with seasoning salt, and serve.

Makes 3-4 servings
Source Allrecipes

These onion rings are a must do for sure!!  They are crispy, tender, and filled with flavor.

From our kitchen to yours,
Sydney Jones

4 Comments leave one →
  1. March 27, 2012 1:54 pm

    Those look so good!!

  2. March 28, 2012 6:53 am

    I am ALL over these onion rings Sydney! Yum!

  3. March 28, 2012 12:01 pm

    Gorgeous!! Simply and wonderfully gorgeous! I’m already imagining licking my fingers after making a pig of myself. 😉

  4. March 29, 2012 10:27 am

    I LOVE onion rings – I love your idea of adding onion powder as well.. I find the rings are never as strong flavoured as I would like… this seems like a great way to up the “strength”!

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