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Old 01-30-2008, 08:24 PM   #11
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First, jen, make sure you use a good, deep if possible, heavy pan to do your frying and fill the vessel no more than 2/3 full of cooking oil. The oil will expand because it gets hot and as you add food. To do onion rings, the temp should be about 375F.

However, as you add the rings, the temperature will drop. This means that you will have to increase the heat to bring the temp back up. It would be handy to have a deep-frying thermometer to help you determine the temp and know when you are maintaining it.

Deep-frying can be a bit of a "dance" but you can do it.
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Old 01-30-2008, 10:03 PM   #12
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for that added

add onion powder to the flour.

isn't it beer and self-rising flour?

Try half cracker meal and half flour with salt and pepper and onion powder

Dredge the rings in flour then into beaten egg then in to the cracker meal mix.

The flour holds the egg

The egg holds the cracker meal mix.
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Old 02-05-2008, 05:24 PM   #13
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Searched, but couldn't find anything. Head me in the right direction if there is an existing thread.

Anyway... What is the trick to keeping the batter on the onion? I've tried numerous times with different types and consistancies of batter and it all ends up falling off. Now, I'm not talking about when I'm coating them... batter stays on fine. When I put them in the oil though, the batter starts coming away. By the time I take them out there's less than half the batter left on them and I'm stuck eating deep fried onions lol.

Does anyone make their own onion rings? What's your recipe?
the key to keep the batter on is to first coat with flour, and more importantly to have the batter bowl close to the oil and go directly from the batter quickly into the oil so that the heated oil can cook the batter fast enough to prevent it from coming off. make sure your oil is heated hot enough, at least 350 degrees
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Old 02-05-2008, 09:26 PM   #14
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If you really want a good-tasting beer batter, try using a darker beer, like Shiner, and add some malt powder to the batter, along with salt and pepper. The malt powder helps bring out the beer flavor.
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Old 02-05-2008, 10:54 PM   #15
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I'm not an onion ring fan, but I happened across this quite by accident. The recipe I use for buttermilk fried chicken has sliced onions in the buttermilk marinade. After a day of soaking in this, you then toss the chicken in flour and spices and deep fry. I figured what the heck, might as well toss the onions in too! I cooked those up, they were great!!! I don't think it was ever intended to be for onion rings, but they sure were good! It is not a batter, but it stayed on the onions.
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Old 02-09-2008, 07:42 PM   #16
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Fried Chicken is my nemesis!

No matter what I do, it never works out right!

I was always told if you put the spices on the outside, it will burn? Do you ever encounter this problem?

Next time around I was planning on dredging thru flour and spices, then a beaten egg/milk mixture, then thru crushed up corn flakes for an outer crust, then into the fryer.

But I like that buttermilk recipe, and re-using the onions by frying them as well, cool!
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Old 02-10-2008, 05:28 AM   #17
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There's no need to flour the rings first. But you must really mix the batter up well. Mixing it for 15 minutes in a stand mixer isn't overkill. Keep the batter slightly on the thick side, but it doesn't need to be like wallpaper paste by any means. Put your rings in a bowl, add the batter & stir it up good. Use enough to coat them thoroughly or they'll come out greasy. Too much and they'll turn into a clump.

I work in a restaurant were we hand bread and fry between fifty and one-hundred pounds of raw onions every day. That's a lotta onion rings! It's not all that tricky provided you mix the batter very, very thoroughly.
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There's no need to flour the rings first. But you must really mix the batter up well. Mixing it for 15 minutes in a stand mixer isn't overkill. Keep the batter slightly on the thick side, but it doesn't need to be like wallpaper paste by any means. Put your rings in a bowl, add the batter & stir it up good. Use enough to coat them thoroughly or they'll come out greasy. Too much and they'll turn into a clump.

I work in a restaurant were we hand bread and fry between fifty and one-hundred pounds of raw onions every day. That's a lotta onion rings! It's not all that tricky provided you mix the batter very, very thoroughly.
what does your batter consist of? i've been trying to perfect a good deep fry batter the last week and currently have a mix of:

12 oz beer
1.5 cups flour
3 oz buttermilk
2 tbspn paprika
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I like to fix onion rings a little differently.

Slice rings as thinly as you can, then shake them up in a bag of seasoned flour. Deep fry, or fry a hand full at a time in a skillet of hot grease.
They turn out crisp and onioney tasting without all the thick breading.
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I like to fix onion rings a little differently.

Slice rings as thinly as you can, then shake them up in a bag of seasoned flour. Deep fry, or fry a hand full at a time in a skillet of hot grease.
They turn out crisp and onioney tasting without all the thick breading.
Constance, try doing that with shallots instead of onion rings. We do it all the time here at work as a salad and soup topper.
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