Feb 28 2014
Who doesn’t love onion rings? They’re so good, and the recipe from All Recipes that I got for this says that it’s “an actual recipe from a former employee of a popular drive-in restaurant.” Hmm…I’m thinking A&W. Anyone else have the same suspicion? Wherever they came from, these are delicious and are pretty easy to make.
1 large onion, cut into slices about 1/4″ thick $0.47
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour $0.17
1 teaspoon baking powder $0.01
1 teaspoon salt $0.01
1 egg, lightly beaten $0.20
1 cup milk $0.28
3/4 cup breadcrumbs $0.30
Salt to taste $0.01
Total cost $1.45
Cost per serving $0.72
1.) Heat a deep-fryer or a quart of oil in a large Dutch oven to 365 degrees Fahrenheit.
2.) Separate the onion slices into individual rings and set aside. Place the flour into a large bowl and whisk in the egg and milk. Using a fork, dip the onion rings into the batter and then lift out and place on a wire cooling rack to allow excess to drip off.
3.) Spread the breadcrumbs out onto a plate or other shallow dish. One at a time, lift onion rings from the cooling rack and place into breadcrumbs. Scoop the crumbs up and over the onion, pressing slightly to ensure that breadcrumbs stay on onion ring. Lift and tap onion so that any extra crumbs will fall off onion. Repeat with remaining onion slices.
4.) Place onion rings, in batches if necessary so as not to overcrowd the deep-fryer, and fry for 2 to 3 minutes or until they are golden brown. Remove, place on paper towels to drain, and sprinkle with a bit of salt. Repeat with remaining slices.
5.) Serve and enjoy!