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Homemade Onion Rings

Last fall my friend Mary made the most delicious homemade onion rings.  It was so easy I couldn’t believe that it had not occurred to me sooner to make my own rings!  My first attempt resembled something like an onion wrapped in a pancake.  Tonight I tried a new recipe and swapped out half of the flour for garbanzo bean flour, giving it a very un-pancake taste!  I also added paprika for added zip.  Mary had used amaranth flour, lending a subtle nutty flavor that has made all other rings pale in comparison.  This recipe comes a close second!

Total prep and cook time: 15 minutes.  Cost: dirt cheap.

Homemade Onion Rings

  • 1 quart vegetable oil, for frying
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup garbanzo bean flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 large onion, cut into 1/4 inch slices
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup milk

Heat oil in a medium pot, but do not let it smoke. Mix dry ingredients together in a large bowl. Dredge onion slices through mixture to coat, then set aside. Add the egg and milk to the dry mixture and whisk until well-combined and smooth. Dip onion slices into the batter, shake gently to remove excess batter, and drop into the hot oil. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pot and place on a paper towel to soak up excess oil.

Serves 3


March 24, 2010 - Posted by | Recipes, Vegetarian | ,

1 Comment »

  1. Sounds delish.

    Comment by Andrew | March 24, 2010 | Reply

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