Hand Crafted Onion Rings

I love onion rings! My earliest recollection were the burger king ones and I still continue to enjoy those. However, restaurant standard onion rings are actually very easy to make and its way better than the burger king ones.

Ingredients (Serves  2 to 4)

  • 2 Large Yellow Onions (If you feel like pampering yourself, spend more on the Large White Onions from Australia. They have a milder, sweeter taste)
  • 2 cups of coconut milk (full cream milk will also do)
  • 1 whole egg
  • 2 cups of corn flour
  • 2 cups of Japanese breadcrumbs
  • Paprika

Getting it Done!

  1. After removing the tops, bottoms and skin of the onions, make slices 1 finger width thick
  2. Using your hand carefully push out the rings from the slices, start from the inner rings to the outer rings
  3. Place the onion rings in a medium baking tray, add the milk and a generous pinch of salt, pepper and paprika
  4. Gently toss the rings and let it marinate for at least an hour
  5. Place the egg (beaten), the flour and breadcrumbs into 3 separate medium bowls that are very dry
  6. Over a medium heat, in a medium heavy bottom pot, bring 5-6 cm deep of oil (any vegetable oil, palm or peanut oil) to 180 degree Celsius (or when a wooden chopstick bubbles rapidly when placed into the oil)
  7. Using this sequence, coat the rings – Flour, Egg then Breadcrumbs
  8. Tip to make extra crunchy rings – Repeat the sequence to create a double coat and set aside
  9. Gently place 4 to 5 rings into the oil at one time, do not over crowd as the oil temperature will drop too rapidly and the rings will end up soggy
  10. Gently turn the rings occasionally to cook both sides and remove when golden brown
  11. Place on paper towels to drain excess oil before placing on a drying rack to cool
  12. Sprinkle some salt on top when the rings are cooling
  13. Done!
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