Recipes

Seriously crunchy Onion rings

There onion rings are to die for. They’re so crunchy and so crispy. I love these onion rings. Its not difficult to make these either. All you need is some organisation. As long as you have you work station clean and set up, you will not find this hard to make. You need three bowls for the flouring and battering process. Thats the only tedious part. But let me tell you, Its so worth it in the end.

So here goes,

First, slice the onions in slightly broad rings. This helps the coating stick to the onions and the more surface area, more crumbs sticks and thus more crunch.

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Sprinkle some salt oven it and set it aside. This ensures that all the liquid form the onions come out before you start to coat it. It also helps the first flour coating stick to the onions.

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Once that is done, Set up the 3 stations.

Station 1: Flour + salt

It is very convenient to use a plastic bag for this, as you can just dump it in a shake the bag to coat.

Station 2: Flour + salt + chilli powder  + water

 

Station 3: Bread crumbs + salt + chilli powder + baking powder

Now all you have to do is little by little put the onion rings into each of the bowls. First in the first station. This is the first coating. This preps the onions for the second coating which is wet. If you don’t flour it first, the wet batter will not stick to the onions.

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The second is the wet batter. Dump the onions into this bowl, making sure every part of each onion is covered in the batter.

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The final bowl is the one with all the crunch. So take time here. make sure the onions are well coated with the bread crumbs.

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Put all the onions into a bowl/ tray and freeze for atleast 20 minutes.

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Deep fry the onions for 5-10 minutes until they’re crisp, golden brown. Serve with Tatziki or this sweet chilli dip which is super simple to make.  following dipping sauces or just plain old ketchup, or mayo.

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Recipe

Onions- 3 slices into 1/2 inch thick rings

Bowl 1 :
Flour- 1 cup
Salt- 1/2 teaspoon

Bowl 2:
Flour- 2 cups
salt- 1 teaspoon
chilli powder- 2 teaspoon
Water- 3/4 – 1 cup

Bowl 3:
Bread crumbs- 1 cup
Salt- 1 teaspoon
baking powder- 1 teaspoon

Cut the onions, sprinkle some salt over it and set it aside for 15- 20 minutes. Meanwhile, set up all the bowls in the same order above.

Mix together the ingredients in for each of the bowls. Note: For the second bowl, the consistency of the batter should be as thick as a pancake/ dosa batter. A little thinner would be fine too, but make sure it is not too thin. I did use up all of the batter, but if you want you could start off with half the batch and make more if needed.

Now all you have to do is little by little put the onion rings into each of the bowls. First in the first station. Then into the second bowl. Make sure every part of each onion is covered in the batter. And finally into the third bowl.

Put all the onions into a bowl/ tray and freeze for atleast 20 minutes.

Deep fry the onions for 5-10 minutes until golden brown and crispy.

Serve with Tatziki or sweet chilli dip. If you do not want to go through the hassle of making your own dip, you can even try some mayonnaise with some lemon juice and garlic.

 

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