The Best Onion Rings Ever!
So, a few years ago I went shopping for an Onion Ring Batter in a Box Mix. I wanted something easy, fast and delicious. To my surprise, I couldn’t find anything even remotely similar to what I was looking for and I can tell you that it wasn’t Beer Batter. I wanted something Crispy, Sweet yet a little Salty and I didn’t want the batter falling off the ringlets either. I guess I was asking too much. The closest thing I found was a frozen bag of Onion Rings right next to the French Fries. So that worked for the time being but it didn’t really get me any closer to discovering how they’re really made. Well, long story short, I finally figured it out! I now have an easy recipe that delivers everything I was looking for and more.
The secret to these Onion Rings lies in the breading. I needed something that would stick and deliver the crunch and the sweetness I described. In order to get the flavor and crisp that I was looking for, I quickly realized, I needed both a batter and breading. A simple egg wash wasn’t going to work. So I whipped up my “Perfect Tempura” recipe, which I’ve included in a link down below, and mixed together 3 different ingredients for the breading; Corn Meal, Seasoned Bread Crumbs and Panko. And I said to myself, “Onion Rings, here I come!”
Onion Rings Ingredients:
1 Onion (Yellow or Sweet)
1 1/2 cup Tempura Batter (Click Here)
1/2 cup Panko
1/2 cup Corn Meal
1/2 cup Seasoned Bread Crumbs (Italian works great)
Oil for Frying
Salt to taste
Be sure to watch the short video tutorial and I’ll show you exactly how to make Crispy Onion Rings fried at 350° Fahrenheit for 2 to 3 minutes or until golden brown.