Who can resist hot crispy onion rings? Here’s a classic recipe sure to please everyone in the family:
1 large onion, cut into 1/4-inch slices
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk, or as needed
3/4 cup dry bread crumbs
Seasoning salt, to taste
1 qt oil, for frying, or as needed
1. Heat the oil in a deep-fryer to 365 degrees F (185 degrees C).
2. Separate the onion slices into rings, and set aside.
3. In a small bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder and salt.
4. Dip the onion slices into the flour mixture until they are all coated; set aside.
5. Whisk the egg and milk into the flour mixture using a fork.
6. Dip the floured rings into the batter to coat, then place on a wire rack to drain until the batter stops dripping. The wire rack may be placed over a sheet of aluminum foil for easier clean up.
7. Spread the bread crumbs out on a plate or shallow dish.
8. Place rings one at a time into the crumbs, and scoop the crumbs up over the ring to coat. Give it a hard tap as you remove it from the crumbs. The coating should cling very well. Repeat with remaining rings.
9. Deep fry the rings a few at a time for 2 to 3 minutes, or until golden brown.
10. Remove to paper towels to drain. Season with seasoning salt and serve.