BBQ season means lots of yummy sides. When I make burgers then these delicious onion rings are a must! Everyone goes nuts for them! I'm sure you will too!
This recipe takes around 30 minutes to make, so no excuse not to make them. These are great for freezing, so you can always make them in advance or make a huge batch if you have space in your freezer. Which I usually do.
To freeze these, Place them in the batter, coat them in the breadcrumbs and then place them on a parchment lined baking tray. Freeze them for 2-3 hours until frozen solid. Place them in a ziplock bag and keep them in the freezer for up to 3 months. Just fry them from frozen for around 4-5 minutes until golden brown and crispy. You can't go wrong with a batch of crispy onion rings.
Preparation Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Makes 20-25 onion rings
1 large onion
1/2 cup flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 tablespoon Paprika powder
3/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon plus 1/2 teaspoon salt- separated
breadcrumbs- to coat
Oil- for frying
Cut the onion into 1/4 inch rings. Separate the large rings, and set aside the small rings. Use the small rings to make another recipe some other day.
For the seasoned flour: combine the flour, baking powder, salt and paprika in a bowl. Dredge the onion rings in the flour and shake off excess flour. Set the coated rings aside.
For the batter: combine the remainder of the seasoned flour with the milk, egg, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Mix well until smooth.
Coat each ring in the batter, making sure the whole ring is properly coated in the batter. Shake off any excess batter and then dip the coated onion ring in fine breadcrumbs.
Heat a couple inches of oil in a frying pan, to 170c. Fry the onion rings in the oil for 2-3 minutes until golden and crispy.
Remove them from the oil and blot on paper towels to remove all excess oil.
Serve with tomato ketchup or garlic mayo.