Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Deep Fried Goodness (Onion Rings)

These are bad for you, bad I say! Pretty obvious, since they're deep fried, but just in case you were gonna be all, "Well she didn't say they were bad for me . . . " They are. No ifs, ands or buts. They're also very tasty though, and if you don't eat piles & piles of 'em super often, I think they're ok to sneak in once in awhile. Then again, I'm no doctor. Point is: if you're going to make something homemade and deep fried, try these. They don't disappoint!

Southwestern Onion Rings

2 large sweet onions
2 1/2 c. buttermilk
2 eggs
3 Tbsp. water
1 3/4 c. flour
2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. chili powder
1-2 tsp. cayenne pepper [depending on how spicy you want 'em]
1 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. ground cumin
Oil, for deep frying

Cut onions into 1/4 inch slices; separate into rings. Place in a bowl, cover with buttermilk and soak for 20 minutes, stirring twice. In a separate bowl, beat eggs and water. In a shallow dish, combine flour, salt, cayenne, chili powder, sugar, garlic powder and cumin. Drain onions; dip them into the egg mixture and coat in the flour mixture. In an electric skillet or deep fryer, heat 1 inch oil to 375F. Fry onion rings, a few at a time, for 1 - 1 1/2 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Yield: 8 servings. Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. The nachos look tasty above but these onion rings are SCREAMING my name. They look perfect.


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