Old Bay Battered Onion Rings

The side dish from day 4 of my #pantrychallenge⁠⁠

The Old Bay Onions Rings I made as a midnight snack last night and the side for the Baked Buffalo Drumsticks! I was concerned that the Sprite would make them too sweet, but I was so wrong. They were so stinking good! It fried up as light as tempura and was packed with flavor. I also included my Bloomin’ Onion Sauce. I still have some of the batter left so I’m going to toss in some chicken!

1 large Onion; sliced and separated

1 cup A/P Flour

½ teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning

1 teaspoon Baking Powder

½ teaspoon Smoked Paprika

¼ teaspoon Sugar

Salt and Pepper to taste

1 ⅓ cups Sprite (or Club Soda)

1 Egg White

1 Egg Yolk

Oil for frying

1 cup A/P Flour for dredging

  1. Soak the onion slices in ice water to loosen the membrane on the inside of the ring. Peel off the thin layer and pat dry.
  2. Heat a large dutch oven filled half full with a high smoke point oil to 350°F.
  3. Whisk together the egg yolk and soda in a bowl. Add the dry ingredients to the bowl and stir until just combined.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg whites until light and fluffy, then fold into the batter.
  5. Toss the onion slices briefly in the 1 cup flour and add to the batter. Once coated, carefully add the ring to hot oil and cook until golden brown; about 2 minutes per side.
  6. Using a slotted spoon or tongs, transfer the onion rings to a paper towel or a wire rack to drain. Sprinkle with Old Bay Seasoning and serve with Bloomin’ Onion Sauce.
  7. Enjoy!

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Published by ashsinthekitchen

Home cook, gardener and lover of life!

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