1/16/09

More Comfort Foods: Homemade Onion Rings

Regular readers are probably noticing an overwhelming theme here in the last couple weeks; comfort foods! We've had a blast of arctic air blow through dipping the temperatures down to the -40 windchill temperatures coupled with a string of bad luck when it comes to vehicles and appliance repair. Comfort food is about the only kind of dishes that sound good when the wind is howling at the door, snow is flying, ice is covering everything and you just put a couple thousand dollars in car repairs on the old credit card.

Onion Rings

3/4 c flour
2/3 c milk
1 egg
1 T canola oil
4 medium yellow onions
oil for deep frying

In a bowl combine flour, milk, egg and oil along with a touch of salt (about 1/4 t). Whisk until smooth. Slice the onions 1/4 inch thick and separate the rings. Heat about 2 inches of oil/shortening in a deep pan or use a deep fryer. When hot dip the onion rings into the batter and place in the hot oil. Fry a few at a time for 2 - 3 minutes until golden brown. Remove and drain on paper towel. Sprinkle with salt while still hot.
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