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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Fried Onion Rings



From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite..."Take it outside." While these words usually preclude a bar brawl, they were meant only to clear the kitchen and get the steaks on the grill so our annual steakhouse dinner could proceed apace. We are generally cautious eaters, but tonight's meal centered on thick, aged sirloins, steakhouse fries, creamed spinach and the meal's highlight, deep fried onion rings. The steakhouse dinner is really an excuse to serve these extraordinarily good onions. They are simple in the extreme, and once you've had them, you'll view all other versions as poorly executed pretenders. Save for the onions and the oil in which they fry, there are only three ingredients in this recipe, those being milk, flour and salt. The instructions are equally simple and can be summarized as a process of dipping, dusting, dunking and draining. If there is a drawback to this recipe, it's that the onions must be fried just before serving. They lose their crispness as they sit and cool, but they will make your socks go up and down when they are served hot. The predominant flavor is that of a sweet onion and the coating is just thick enough to provide a little crunch. I do hope you try these. They are delicious. Here's the recipe.

Fried Onion Rings...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite inspired by Gormet Magazine

Ingredients:
6 cups vegetable oil for deep frying
1 large (1 pound) sweet onion, cut crosswise into 1/4-inch thick slices
1 cup whole milk
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt

Directions:
1) Heat oil in a 4 to 5-quart heavy pot or a wok set over moderate heat until oil temperature is 370 degrees F.
2) While oil heats, divide onion slices into rings. Pour milk into a bowl and combine flour and salt in a pie plate. Working in small batches of three, dip rings into milk and then into flour; repeat for a double coating. Transfer rings to hot oil and fry, stirring, until rings are golden brown, about 2 minutes. Carefully transfer rings to paper towels to drain. Coat and fry remaining rings in same fashion. Serve immediately. Yield: 4 servings.

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98 comments :

Eliana said...

These are some mighty fine lookin onion rings. I wish I could nibble on a few before going to bed.

Linda Starr said...

I wouldn't mind nibbling on a few either. ha.

bj said...

Hi, Mary, it must have been faith that brought me over tonight. I am totally in love forever with onion rings. Mr. Sweet and I love them to pieces. We generally don't want anything BUT them when we have them. :)) They surely are good with a juicy cheeseburger.
xo bj

Ginny said...

Your first sentence really made me laugh!! I LOVE onion rings!!! And you don't even need a recipe for these! The creamed spinach sounds good, too!

Fuat Gencal said...

Ellerinize, emeğinize sağlık. Çok leziz ve iştah açıcı görünüyor.

Saygılar.

Elin said...

Mary...the fried onion rings looks delicious....finger licking good awww..I can have the whole plate all to myself :)) Thanks for sharing these mouthwatering goodness.

Have a nice day,
Elin

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

My mother used to make these and they were always so special. I am always in a hurry and try to take short cuts and have never produced decent onion rings yet :( Diane

CaThY said...

Aww.. I love onion rings. Yours look fantastic! :)

Debs @ DKC said...

Yum, who doesn't love onion rings? Sometimes I like them in tempura batter and sometimes in breadcrumbs, either way with a dip/s you can't go wrong.

The Guerilla Griller said...

Hi Mary, thanks for visiting my blog and leaving your tip on opening stuck jar lids. I'm loving the recipes here, and can see me making a pile of these onion rings very soon. In Britain, we often use breadcrumbs instead of flour for these (also double-dipped) but I'm going to try your version.

Cherine said...

They look PERFECT!

Priya said...

Feel like having some, tempting!

Asteri said...

I love onion rings!
Cheers

Big Dude said...

I love onion rings and these sure look good.

Beth said...

Any recipe that makes your socks go up and down must be pretty good!

Ana Rita said...

Hi Mary,

My husband love these onion rings in his burger or just as a snack...
He would love to try yours!!!

Kisses,
Rita

Lucie said...

This sure would make my socks go up and down! Great recipe, Mary!

Cooking Gallery said...

These look very crispy and yummy. At first glance they even look like calamari ring :D)!! Yum!

Hélia said...

Mary, i gotta confess you, I simply LOVE these onions!!
I have search for the recipe for so many times, and now here itis.

Thank you.

have a great day

Hélia

Suman Singh said...

I can't wait to try these! These look fabulous..thanks for sharing!

Three-Cookies said...

I haven' eaten these for a very long time, a gentle reminder of what I am missing.

The Sweetylicious said...

look so delicious! my sis love onion rings! (:

Debbie said...

Those look so crisp and light. I think my hubby would do cartwheels if I made those. He LOVES onion rings!!!

A Busy Nest said...

These look great. I have some onion ring lovers in the house that would enjoy this recipe.

From the Kitchen said...

Personally, I was hoping for a brawl. However, I will take the fried onion rings--just as soon as the snow stops and the grill can come out.

Best,
Bonnie

~~louise~~ said...

My socks are going up and down just looking at them, Mary!

Forget the steak I'll just have a few of those babies, please...

Thanks for sharing...

Design Wine and Dine said...

My husband will love you for this one Mary - these are his favorite! I like how you served them with steak and cream spinach too - the only way to go...yum...they look delicious!!!!!

Jenn said...

Those look so good, I'd love that big plate of them right now, and it's only 6am!! I'm not even a huge fan of onions, but there is something about a good fried onion ring that I will never pass up!!

Clint said...

Now we're gettin' somewhere! My wife and I love good onion rings---"good" being the operative word.

I like a little grease. I like a little crunch. I want some onion flavor. These qualities are not easy to attain. Your recipe looks perfect---more than ONE PERFECT BITE!

Michael Toa said...

Mary, your onions rings are cooked to crunchy perfection! They look amazing. I could and I would eat that whole plateful of onion rings.
Have a great day.

Kim said...

Oh my! I love onion rings, it's so good! These looks good. Have a godd day!

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

I know where you're coming from - I think fried onion rings take the lead on any menu! I'm sure I would eat my fill and have no room for anything else.

Harika's Kitchen said...

Very crispy and yummy onion rings.

aipi said...

Soo crunchyyyyy
Cant stop munching!!


US Masala

lena said...

simple and tasty..i might not be able to stop etaing this once i start

Heather at Dusty Bay said...

Oh I haven't had onion rings in ages - thanks! Your blog is beautiful, I loved your header and name right away I'm going to follow!!

kitchen flavours said...

These look fabulous! My kids absolutely love onion rings. I just made a version of A&W copycat recipe a couple of weeks ago! Got to try out yours. Thanks for sharing this!

Chiara said...

Tasty! I love onion rings! Have a lovely day dear Mary...

Lizzy said...

Oh, my!!! This is probably my one weakness...onion rings. Yours look delectable...will try to come up with an excuse to make them :) (very soon!!!)

Carol said...

I love onion rings, yours look amazing! I wouldn't mind having some today, could eat a whole batch myself!

Katerina said...

Fried onion rings for me is definitely an American staple. While in the States i always enjoyed eating them. They are delicious!

Pondside said...

Who doesn't love onion rings!? I've never tried to make them at home - I'm not a very confident deep-fryer.

Sushma Mallya said...

Lovely Onion rings have come out perfect!

Don't Make Me Call My Flying Monkeys! said...

You have triggered my Pavlovian response with those golden rings! A little drool never hurt anyone and I am always looking for a good reason to have my socks go up AND down. Nice to know that I can count on you. Thanks Mary!

June said...

Quit it Mary, just quit it! Never fails you cook the things we love to eat. You're so hard on the willpower. LOL

Marguerite said...

These look sinfuly delicious and I would love to have some for lunch! Have a great day!

Rita said...

Wish I was there! What a fabulous steak meal. I've never made onion rings; your looks perfectly crispy good,
Rita

RamblingTart said...

Oh, I will have to try these when my brothers come home, Mary. :-) They are fiends about onion rings! :-)

That Girl said...

It's amazing how you can make something so bad for you, look so good.

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Oh goodness I would not be able to stop eating them. I don't think the kids would have a pray to get one :).

Thanks for sharing, I hope your daughter likes the hand print recipe it was so easy and such a cool thing to do! :)

Nourhan @ Miss Anthropist's Kitchen said...

Gotta love onion rings! These look absolutely delicious!

yummychunklet said...

My sister from out of town is visiting this weekend, and she's bringing her fry baby deep fryer! We'll definitely be trying these!

Katie @ This Chick Cooks said...

Yummy! My hubby is going to love this. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe.

Barbara said...

Oh Mary, you know how to make a girl on a diet groan!
I love onion rings. Everyone in my family loves them! Copying now....they'll just have to wait a bit before I make them!

Turmericnspice said...

My daughter loves onion rings ....am going to bookmark this...they look soooo good... i want to have the whole plate ...!!

PeggyR said...

Too bad I can't eat onions! Those look delicious!

Pacheco Patty said...

Your steakhouse dinner complete with fried onion rings and creamed spinach sounds over the top delicious! I wish I had a few to try right now, thanks for sharing;-)

Maria Dolores said...

Muy ricos estos aros crujientes queda un acompañamiento delicioso.
Saludos

Susan said...

One perfect onion ring! I just made fried food the other night and have put away my fryer, but I'm bookmarking this recipe for the next time it comes out! Looks so tempting! Thanks, Mary!

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious snack looks wonderful
hope all is well in your end
regards

The Food Hound said...

Oh my, I love onion rings! I wish there were a way to cook them outside so my house didn't smell like McDonald's afterwards!

Renee @ MyKitchenAdventures said...

Hi Mary! I am a sucker for a good onion ring...yours look absolutely divine!!! and how great they would be with the sweet varieties of onions coming to season as spring approaches! YUM to your entire meal!!

All That I'm Eating said...

My boyfriend will be exceptionally please I have seen this recipe. I've always wanted a nice, simple, easy to follow recipe to make onion rings. Now I have one!

Ryan said...

Sounds like a delicious meal. I love onion rings and these look so good- absolutely perfect!

hobby baker said...

You are my hero. You know that right? I could make a whole dinner out of just those.

sophia said...

That's the hardest, yet easiest thing about fried stuff....you have to eat it right away!!! But it's tough to schedule when you've got guests coming, and sometimes you just fry them too well advance in time. But dang, when eaten hot...nothing better than fried onion rings!!

Kankana said...

I have have these every day .. every single day and never ever get bored of them .. LOVE THEM!

Joanne said...

I think every once in a while you need to go all out with a full-on steak and fried onion rings dinner. That just sounds lovely.

Ari Recipes said...

What snack can it be better than onion rings? yummy

Laura Jeanne said...

delicious... and the pictures you took just make the onion rings look so rich and crunch. I will have to try these this weekend.
www.ahealthyjalapeno.com
thanks :)

Sandra said...

This is so beautiful! My family love onion rings! Thanks for visiting my blog, I love your blog..all the dishes are stunning and look so tasty!

Soumya..... said...

Lovely onion rings, my family loves them a lot. Wish I had some with me now!

Emma said...

I love onion rings! Sometimes they're better than chips and that's saying something, thanks for this great retro recipe :)

ann said...

Wow, Mary, it doesn't get any better tan this!

Gloria said...

OMG dear Mary always I wanted make these, look deliicous... huggsss gloria

Claudia said...

Mary, I love it when my socks go up and down. These crispy treats would do the trick!

Reeni said...

Nothing compares to fresh onion rings right from the fryer Mary! Your entire meal sounds incredibly good!

The Words Crafter said...

I. Love. Onion Rings!!!!! I could eat those and nothing else....and be content :)

sweetpeaskitchen.com said...

Mmmm...onion rings! These look incredible! :)

penny aka jeroxie said...

Perfect. I always love onion rings but never make them

Now Serving said...

these are my downfall if you will - I do tend to order these anytime we are out and in a mood for fried food - We have a similar dish in India called Bhajji and we tend to make these with gram flour - Lovely and very wickedly tempting post :)

Melissa @IWasBornToCook said...

Onion rings are one of my absolute favorites. Yours look amazing!

tatabonita (y-rahmasari) said...

Oh Mary, you make me craving for it right now... Have to go to supermarket after this :D

sally said...

Nothing better than crispy onion rings! These look fantastic!

Bridgett said...

It is so nice to be indulgent once in a while, especially with steakhouse fare. These onion rings would be the winner in my book. Delicious.

MaryMoh said...

Healthy snacks...love it! I find it addictive :P

Jeannie said...

Sounds pretty simple...one can't go wrong with that....I hope:) Now I must remember to get the boys to wear their socks before digging in...would be fun to watch them going up and down hehe!

Shanae Branham said...

This looks absolutely delicious! I love onion rings. I'll have to try this sometime. By the way, I have a contest giveaway on my blog you might find fun. Take a look. triumphandtears.blogspot.com

Olive said...

I love onion rings especially when it's cooked right, I can't stop munching it...your al fresco dinner sounds lovely :)

Elaine said...

How funny - when I when that first line "Take it outside" I thought you were going to say that you fry outside. After frying some doughnuts recently I wished I had done them outside because I did not like the smell of the frying oil in the house that lingered for so long. These look delicious though and I think I wouldn't mind the smell of the oil while frying these.

LIZA said...

Stopping by your blog after you found mine! :) My sister used to live next door, and one of our favorite treats was homemade onion rings. There's nothing like fresh onion rings...and many nights they replaced dinner. :) Yum!

Rachel said...

These are DEFINITELY going on my "must try" list! They will surely be a huge hit with my family, so I thank you in advance :)

Mateja ^_^ said...

Simple and delicious! Top priority on my "must to do" list. Thank you for sharing and wishing you a blessed weekend :)

The Magic Pie said...

I love Onion rings!!!

scrambledhenfruit said...

I can pass up a plate of french fries, but I could never walk by a plate of these without sampling them. :)Onion rings are the best, and yours sound fabulous!

Kurinji said...

easy and tasty recipe...

kurinjikathambam

Nishu Roi said...

This is very Good recipe. Keep going on with your effort to write more posts.

onion rings
this recipe by chief Sonia kalra.

George said...

looks soo delicious....
yummmiiieeeeee.......................
:)
thanx for the receipe ..
i'll definately try this today..

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