Monday, August 1, 2011

Crispy Coated Onion Rings


  I found this recipe on Pinterest.  I used cornflakes instead of Panko (Japanese-style breadcrumbs), since that's what I had in the pantry.


  This was the best homemade onion ring recipe that I have ever tried, excellent was my husband's response!!  Even my son who said, "I don't like onion rings" said "mommy, these are really good."  This recipe is the bomb!  The cornflake coating adds a wonderful crunch.  It isn't a quick recipe, but it's so worth the work.

 

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons instant mashed potatoes
  • 1 cup cold club soda
  • 2-3 cups cornflakes, crushed in food processor
  • salt to taste
  • vegetable oil for frying
  • 2-3 Vidalia Onions(sweet onions), cut into 1/2-inch rings

Directions:

  Sift together the flour and cornstarch. Add the instant mashed potatoes and club soda. Whisk to combine. Let sit in the fridge for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, heat vegetable oil to 350 degrees F. Pour the cornflakes into a shallow dish.

Remove batter from the fridge and check for consistency. The mixture should resemble a pancake batter. More club soda can be added to adjust. Working in batches, use a fork to coat the onion rings in the batter, let the excess drip off, and then toss in the cornflakes to coat on both sides.

Fry for about 2-3 minutes, turning over in the oil halfway through, until crispy and golden brown. Drain on a rack, and serve warm, sprinkled with salt. Serves 8-10

recipe adapted from: http://americanfood.about.com


I am linking this post to: Kelly's Korner

26 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing this..it is my husbands favorite food! Looks so good! ;D

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  2. This looks fabulous! Gonna have to try it one day soon!

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  3. Thank you pretty girl, for this great recipe, as my onion rings always separate from the batter...this sounds like the solution! Thanks for sharing it. Love, FABBY

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  4. They sound fantastic. I think that they will be the perfect match for tonights grilled cheese sandwiches.

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  5. Looks so yum!
    Thanks for stopping by my Blog.
    I'm your newest follower.

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  6. This looks great! I've been looking for a good onion ring recipe. Thanks!

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  7. HOLY YUMMMM!!! Onion rings are my favorite!!!I would totally run for an hour on the treadmill for these! Do you dip them in anything??
    Kelle
    xoxo

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  8. Oh my goodness Brandi, these look delicious. I love onion rings but never made my own. These are definitely going in my recipe file.

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  9. I had some terrible, awful onion rings thise week. They were overcooked and the onions were dired out. These look fabulous and I so love onion rings. Joni

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  10. What a GREAT recipe! I'd like to invite you over to Lady Behind The Curtain for my link party "Cast Party Wednesday" to share this and more of your recipes.
    Thanks,
    I hope to see you there!

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  11. What a cool recipe. Instant mashed potatoes and cornflakes - very clever. They look delish :) If you'd like, I wanted to invite you over to share your best recipes at my new link party, Recipe Sharing Monday. I'd love for you to join in the fun :o)

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  12. They look great Brandi,Ive heard of using cornflakes but never tried it.Hmmmm maybe with some chicken?

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  13. Hi Brandi

    I'm new to blogland glad I found you these look great the way to my hubbies heart have to try them. Please come over and join my sisterhood http://lovewendysworld.blogspot.com
    love making new friends, thanks for sharing recipe. Will come back often.

    Always Wendy

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  14. These look heavenly! I LOVE onion rings!!!

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  15. Aww just stumbled on your blog and its making me hungry. Good thing I can always stop by for ideas on food
    http://fashberries.blogspot.com

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  16. yummy! i'll have to give this a try-thanks for sharing the recipe!

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  17. Oh yum! Those onion rings look great. Now I'm hungry :)

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  18. These look delicious. Whenever you make them again, call me. :)

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  19. We are big onion ring people and these looks to die for! We would love for you to share this at our link party and come enter our free digital scrapbooking software giveaway!

    Love,
    The Sisters @ Six Sister's Stuff

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  20. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe with me at Cast Party Wednesday. I hope you will come back tomorrow for another party filled with GREAT RECIPES!
    Thanks,
    I hope to see you there!

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  21. Huuuuum... parecem deliciosos! Posso sentir o cheiro daqui, rsrs

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  22. I am so trying it. There are a couple of things that I'll have to get from the store before I can make Onion Rings at home. Yaaaa.. I am so excited. I can make them at home :) Thanks for sharing. Pinning it.

    We have a link-up party going on - Tea Time Thursdays @ Kreative Korner. I would really appreciate if you'd link up some of your awesome posts there. Hope to see you at the party.

    http://tanyaanurag.blogspot.com/2011/08/tea-time-thursdays-2-and-features.html

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  23. Wow - yum! I love onion rings. These look great!

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  24. Oh my gosh. I bought some frozen onion rings the other day - something I NEVER do - because they just looked so darned good. Mmmmm onion rings.

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  25. Awesome! My hubby is gonna LOVE this! I'm visiting from Thrive. Thanks for sharing. You have a new subscriber! :)

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