Onion rings, onion rings, we all love onion rings. The problem is, when I get them in restaurants, they are soggy by the time I finish them. In light of that, I had to make my own and did they turn out super crispy and crunchy.
Divide the onions into rings. You will get various sizes. The ones you don't use, put in a bag for future use. Remove the membranes - see video.
To make the batter combine the flour, salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper. Whisk until combined. Add the sparkling water and whisk until a smooth silky mixture forms.
Add the corn starch to a second bowl and the bread crumbs to a third bowl.
Dredge the onion rings into the corn starch until well covered. Then, into the batter. Lastly into the bread crumbs. Set them aside on a wire rack.
In a large, flat pan, heat your oil to 350 degrees F or 180 C. You can use a deep fryer if you have one.
Place the onion rings into the oil. Fry them, in batches, until golden brown. This will take 4 or five minutes. Be sure to flip half way through. Set them aside on a wire rack.
Serve your onion rings with your favourite condiment and enjoy.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. Nutritional values are a within reason estimate and my vary depending on several factors.
I use white onions, but you can use the onion of your choice. Just make sure they are fairly dry.
Adjust the seasoning according to your liking.
Panko or a coarse bread crumb work the best.
I fry in vegetable oil. If you use a different oil, make sure it has a high smoke point.