I notoriously have mental blocks about cooking certain foods. When I think of (used to think of) onion rings, I’d always picture the big Fry Daddy. I just have visions of onion rings being a huge ordeal. I also remember them tasting so amazing – way better than any restaurant could ever be. That said, I’ve never (until recently) made onion rings.
A couple of weeks ago, I was on the phone with my Maw-maw Lucy while my husband was making hamburgers. We started talking about her onion rings. She convinced me how very simple they really are to make. I was so inspired that I hung up and made them right away to go with our burgers – in less than 15 minutes. So much for the ordeal, I had created in my head. My family gobbled them up. They were so easy and delicious, I made them again soon after. They were devoured again.
So, now I am so excited to share with you exactly how to make these. Simply cut a large onion very thinly – actually this is a preference. They can be as thick or thin as you like. I like mine pretty thin. Beat 2 eggs in a bowl. In a large gallon size zip lock bag, add flour (1 – 2 cups), salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and paprika. I did a couple of good shakes of each. Make sure the flour combination is mixed well. On medium heat, heat a half inch of oil in a large skillet. Working in small batches, dip your onions in the eggs and toss to coat in the large plastic bag. Place onions in a single layer in the hot grease. You’ll know it’s hot enough when it sizzles. Brown the onion rings for about 2 – 3 minutes (until golden) and flip for another 2 – 3 minutes. Place on several layers of paper towels to absorb oil. Serve warm and enjoy!
Have I inspired you to try your hand at onion rings tonight? I hope so. You’ll be OOOOO so glad you did.