With just a few tweeks this go from good to over the top grrreat. After slicing onions put into a shallow bowl and cover with buttermilk, let sit for hour in fridge. Add flour to a bowl with 1/4 cup of corn starch(forget the baking powder)this lighten up the gluten. Add 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper, 1/8 tsp black pepper, 1/2 tsp garlic powder to flour. Pour off buttermilk and add if needed to make one cup, set aside. Dredge onion rings into flour and set on cookie rack, now add buttermilk to flour and 2 tablespoon of instant potatos. Let mixture sit for 10 mins, the potatos will thicken batter. Dip onion rings in batter and then into Panko bread crumbs not reg, this makes them so incredibly crunchy you won't believe it. Put onion rings on a cooling rack to dry for at least 10 mins. Drying keeps the batter/Panko on better when cooked and less greasy. Deep fry after oil has reached 350 degrees, flipping over after couple mins until golden brown. Salt right after they come out of oil. Do not salt batter as it makes the onions sweat and batter will fall off.
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With just a few tweeks this go from good to over the top grrreat. After slicing onions put...