Onion Rings

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Preparation info

  • Difficulty

    Easy

  • Portions:

    10

    , 8–10 Pieces

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Ingredients

U.S. Metric Ingredients
1 1 Egg yolks, beaten
8 fl oz 240 mL Club soda
5 oz 150 g Flour
1 tsp 5 mL Baking powder
¼ tsp 1 mL Salt
1 1 Egg whites
1 lb 8 oz 720 g Onions, large
as needed as needed Flour

Method

Procedure

  1. Combine the egg yolks and club soda in a bowl.
  2. Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Add the dry ingredients to the liquid and mix to make a smooth batter.
  4. Whip the egg whites to soft peaks.
  5. Fold into the batter.
  6. Peel the onions and cut crosswise into ¼-in. (0.5-cm) slices. Separate into rings (save unusable pieces for another purpose).
  7. Place the onions in cold water, if they are not used immediately, to maintain crispness.
  8. Drain and dry the onions thoroughly.
  9. Dredge with flour and shake off excess. (This step isn’t always necessary, but it helps the batter adhere.)
  10. Dip a few pieces at a time in the batter and fry in deep fat (350°F/175°C) until golden brown.
  11. Drain and serve immediately.

Per serving: Calories, 150; Protein, 3 g; Fat, 7 g (40% cal.); Cholesterol, 20 mg; Carbohydrates, 21 g; Fiber, 2 g; Sodium, 85 mg.

Variations

Beer Batter

Substitute light beer for the club soda.

Other Fried Vegetables

Any of the vegetables on the list at the beginning of this section may be fried in this batter.

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