Last week on Monday Kalissa had the day off of work and college so she invited me to go shopping. She wanted jeans..I just wanted some time away. When you work from home, time away is sometimes a real treat.
We made a day of things buying jeans, visiting the Amish community in our area and going to the local orchard where all part of our day. At the orchard they had HUGE onions. The lady said, “Oh you have to give it a try”. So I did.
They aren’t beautiful..but they sure are good. Here’s want she told me to do.
Slice the onions.
Mix together 1 cup of flour, 1 t baking soda, a little salt and pepper too. Add beer to make a thick but runny batter like pancakes. Set aside.
Put 1 cup flour in another bowl.
Heat shortening to 400 degrees. Make sure it’s 400 degrees when starting to fry.
Dip the onions in the plain flour mixture. Dip them in batter. Then put them into your fryer. Do one onion piece at a time. The onions will float to the top so only add as many onions as will fit at the top. Flip the onion rings as they brown. Put on a paper towel to drain.
Yum. Not that I need to add any more calories to these but they are great dipped in ranch dressing.
It’s a little time consuming but it was fun to make these.
I make mine similarly, but I use club soda instead of beer using a recipe in the Joy of Baking cookbook. It makes a wonderful light batter. There’s nothing like homemade onion rings!
mmmm, love onion rings. This would almost convince me to buy a deep fryer. Have survived 27 yrs of marriage without one.