FRIED ONION RINGS
recipe was contributed by Shirley Cline.
was a great inspiration when I first started working
on the idea of creating a recipe and cooking web site.
Not only did she encourage me but she also supplied
a great many recipes and other pieces which are featured
throughout the site. Her great achievement was to teach
me to cook risotto over the internet!
I never had the chance to meet Shirley, or even talk
to her, I regarded her as a good friend. It was with
great sadness that I learnt that she passed away in
Autumn 2004 and that there would be no more emails.
I think she will be sadly missed by a lot of people
like me to whom she gave such pleasure with the sharing
or her recipes. The pleasure my children have had from
her recipe for Strawberries
with Balsamic Vinegar and Mint - not to mention
the fights for seconds - has been a joy to behold.
oil for deep frying
1 cup milk
1 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
Pinch of salt
4 large yellow onions, cut into 1/4" thick slices
and rings separated
a large heavy pot or deep fryer over medium high heat,
heat 2 inches of oil to 325ºF, or until a 1 inch
cube of bread browns in about 65 seconds.
in a medium bowl, whisk the egg and milk together.
a small bowl, stir the flour, baking powder and salt
the dry ingredients to the liquid and mix well to
make the smooth batter.
Dip the onion rings into the batter.
them in the oil until golden brown about 5 minutes.
tongs, transfer to paper towels to drain.
with salt to taste and serve immediately.