Recipe by LUNATERRA
"Easy, spicy onion rings that can be made right to order. You can omit the spices if you'd like, or add your favorite!"
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sweet onions, peeled and sliced into thick rings
ground black pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons
red pepper flakes
canola oil for frying
These were fantastic! Great texture and flavor, but we sure didn't consider them spicy at all. DH thought there was too much oregano, but I used mexican instead of italian so that may have been why. I only did two onions and there wasn't enough batter for all of it. So if you are doing 4 you should double the stuff. I used egg beaters in the carton for this. My DH had me do some shrimp in this too and said it was a winner. This is a definite keeper, thanks Luna.
We just did not care for the basil and oregano. I will try this again leaving those out and adding garlic powder. I always drain fried foods on a cookie cooling rack with a paper towel underneath so the food stays crisp on all sides.
I tried this because I had a craving for onion rings but didn't have any beer or soda water to make beer battered traditional style onion rings. Anyway, these are pretty good! Mind you I didn't follow this to a tee. I used cracker crumbs instead of bread crumbs, and omitted the pepper flakes, oregano and basil. They turned out light and crispy, with a little zing from the cayenne. Thanks Luna.
The spices called for in this recipe are a bit odd for my palette; instead, I substituted the oregano and basil for paprika and garlic salt--these spices work really well with the cayenne and red pepper flakes. Also--for an easier and quicker clean up, forget the separate bowls, and put the sliced onions in a gallon-size ziplock bag. Add the flour mixture and shake to coat all onions. Then, simply pour in the liquid mixture and shake again. Finally, add in the bread crumb mixture and shake. Make sure to separate the onions before you fry them. This is much easier and clean up is a breeze!
I omitted oregano & basil, but added garlic powder. I also saw a recommendation to drain onion rings on a cookie cooling rack with paper towels beneath. Very helpful. The onion rings turned out great. Definitely a keeper.
Very good, the batter stuck very well to the onions. Wasn't very spicy, we added some more cayenne pepper to "kick it up a notch.."
Love these, they are easy to make and sastify that craving every time!
So good! We don't do fried food at home very often, and these were my first try at onion rings...but they turned out great! I never buy egg substitute, so I used 3 eggs with a splash of milk and a few shakes of tabasco instead (and left out the red pepper flakes). I only had 3 onions but there was lots of extra flour/egg/breading to do more. My husband suggested cuting the onions thiner, but I enjoyed them as is. I dried them on a wire cooling rack over a cookie sheet lined with paper towel as suggested, and it worked well - kept them crispy and was easy clean up.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Spicy Onion Rings
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 125
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