Deep fried battered onion rings

I grew up eating or should I rather say fighting over who would get the last fried onion ring.

We had fried onions with everything in our house, from fried eggs, sausages, burgers and even on toasted cheese sarmies.

We were not huge buttered onion ring lovers though. The only time we had buttered rings was when we went to spur and then those rings would be drowned in that famous Spur sauce.

Jeez, I loved that sauce, I still love that sauce, I can eat it on anything or with anything and even by itself.

When I came across this recipe, I didn’t really want to try it out, because from previous experience I know that whenever I try to make battered onion rings, two things happen, they either shrink or the batter falls off the onion as I deep fry them.

I really had a craving for these onion rings, so I put on my girl panties and decided to try it out and guess what, it came out perfect and so crispy and it was not oily at all.

Believe it or not, my father kept asking for more and more. Which is strange, because he seems to be allergic to oily things.

Ingredients for the onion rings:

  • Oil for deep frying.
  • 130g x cake flour.
  • 1 x cup buttermilk.
  • 1 x egg, beaten.
  • ½ x tsp bicarbonate of soda.
  • ½ x tsp salt.
  • 1 x onion, cut into rings.

Method for the onion rings:

  • Mix flour, buttermilk, egg, bicarbonate of soda and salt together.
  • Dip each onion ring in the batter.
  • Shake off any excess batter.
  • Deep fry till golden brown.
  • Drain on kitchen paper and season generously with salt and pepper

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