This recipe will teach you how to make crispy old-fashioned onion rings just like you would have found at popular drive-in restaurants. They are easy to make and you can make 3 times the amount of onion rings for less than half the price of going out to buy some.
· 6 medium mild white or yellow onions
· 3 eggs
· 2 c. milk
· ¾ c. flour
· ½ c. beer
· ¼ c. corn starch
· 1 tsp. baking powder
· 1 tsp. onion salt
Slice the onions into ¼” thickness. Separate the onion slices into rings. Soak the rings in a bowl of milk for 30 minutes.
Whisk together the eggs, flour, cornstarch, baking powder, onion salt and beer to get a smooth batter. Set aside.
After 30 minutes, transfer the onion rings to a baking sheet and blot the onions until almost dry.
Put a vegetable oil into a cast iron skillet or other heavy-bottomed pan until there is about 1 ½”-2” of oil. Turn on your stove and let the oil get nice and hot. Working in batches, put a few onion rings into the batter and be sure each one is coated well. Use tongs to pull out the coated onion rings and then carefully drop a few at a time into the hot oil. You will need to flip over each ring to make sure they are evenly fried to a golden brown. Drain on paper towels and continue this way until they all are fried. Once they are removed sprinkle a bit of salt over the top, serve hot and enjoy.
Give the recipe a try and let me know what you think!