Best Onion Rings -- Easy to make at home!

Discussion in 'Good Eats' started by HalloweenRun, May 31, 2014.

  1. HalloweenRun

    HalloweenRun I'll try to be nicer, if you try to be smarter!

    I have made these twice. They are, in fact, the best in the world.

    I have failed for over 40 years on onion rings. These are astounding. They work best when you can keep the oil temp down around 180 - 200. You will not go wrong with these. In fact, you will be STUNNED that your little hands made them.

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  2. KyleK

    KyleK Who, me? Staff Member

    You do realize that the recipe is calling for the oil to be 350-400, right? That is not keeping the temp down ;)
  3. HalloweenRun

    HalloweenRun I'll try to be nicer, if you try to be smarter!

    Hell, I did not notice that, but i will tell you, the oil around 250 made better rings, more even, than the first batch that was set a Katy Bar De Door. Thanks man. I am not into that Centigrade stuff...I am a Kelvin kind of guy!

    Its all good. If you try these you will be stunned that you made such a creation.
  4. red55

    red55 curmudgeon Staff Member

    Yep, 200 degrees sounded like greasy rings to me. I only fry in hot oil.
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  5. old school

    old school Freshman

    The biggest problem for me when I made onion rings (not with this recipe) is keeping the batter on them. Thick or thin the batter never seems to want to adhere. Is there a secret for this?
  6. red55

    red55 curmudgeon Staff Member

    Make sure the rings aren't wet, that will screw you up. Dry them with paper towels if you have to. Then make sure the oil is very hot and don't cook so many at once that the temperature drops. I don't use a batter. I cook them the same way I fry oysters. I coat the rings with flour, then dip them in egg wash and then roll them in bread crumbs (saltines crushed with a rolling pin works very well).
  7. Bengal B

    Bengal B Founding Member

    I have made good onion rings before and its a pretty messy process. Both George's and Sammy's have great onion rings. Last time I ordered at George's I ordered a small order and when they gave it to me there were so many rings I thought they had made a mistake and given me a large but it really was the small order
  8. red55

    red55 curmudgeon Staff Member

    Georges rings are all handled together with a basket and when they come out there are all stuck together in a mass with some of them cooked perfectly but much of the mass undercooked and greasy. The best rings go in the oil singly and come out separate and with fully cooked and crispy breading.
  9. HalloweenRun

    HalloweenRun I'll try to be nicer, if you try to be smarter!

    As you know I am a fool, and this batter stayed on, plus, you are putting the crumbs on the batter. I tell you, we hae now had them four times, and they have worked great every time!

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