The key to good onion rings is to cook them at lower heat for a longer time. Not too hot as the onion rings will brown quickly and the onions would still be raw. By cooking them slowly, the onions have a chance to cook through and become lovely and sweet. Don’t overcrowd the oil, just a few rings at a time and these will make the perfect side dish to your steaks or burgers.
You’ll need (for 2 servings)
- 1 small brown onion (peeled and sliced into rings very thinly)
- 1/2 cup plain flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 egg
- cold water (as needed)
- oil for frying
Separate the onion rings. Mix flour, baking powder, and egg. While whisking, add cold water until a batter (similar to crepe batter) is formed.
Heat oil to 160 degrees. Once hot, dip each onion ring in the batter and drop into hot oil. Cook until golden brown. Remove from oil and drain on kitchen towels. Sprinkle salt over onion rings and serve hot. Enjoy!