Let me first start by admitting that I sometimes can be a perfectionist. SO I made this recipe a couple of days ago but forgot to do one minor step. Honestly, without this step, the onion rings still turned out sooo yummy! But I just couldn’t lie to myself this once to let it go. I promised to be true to this blog and give you exactly as envisioned.
Good news is… I’m glad I re-did this recipe coz I stepped up my game. BIG TIME!!! Read on and find out…
- White Onions (2)
- All Purpose Flour (1/3 cup)
- Bread Crumbs (1/2 – 1 cup)
- Milk (1/2cup)
- Baking Soda (1 tsp)
- Spices- Black Pepper, Garlic Powder, Ginger Powder, Spanish Paprika and Parsley (1 tsp each)
- Salt (1/2 tsp)
- Extra Virgin Oil Cooking Spray
- Sunflower oil
-In a bowl, sieve in the flour and the baking soda. With a folk, mix both ingredients together.
-After peeling and rinsing the onion, slice it into circular shapes and then separate the individual rings. The smaller pieces can be used another day to cook a separate meal.
– Coat the rings with the flour and baking soda mixture and then place them aside (by the way, this is the part where I forgot to coat my onion rings last time smh).
-In the same bowl, add in the spices and salt to taste. It is important to mix the dry ingredients first before adding in the wet ingredients. Use a folk or whisk if you please.
-After giving it a good mix, add the milk and continue whisking it until all the ingredients have married.
-In a separate bowl, pour in the breadcrumbs.
Now…. we are ready to assemble….
-Dunk each ring into the batter, then coat it with the breadcrumbs and, place it on a plate. Repeat this step for all the other rings.
-I pre-heated the oven at 200 degrees Celsius.
-In the meantime, I sprayed olive oil on the baking sheet and placed half of the onion rings on it. Once the oven heated up, I popped them in for about 20 minutes at 120 degrees Celsius. It could have been more time/degrees but just bake them until they are golden brown and cooked through. This is why we do quality control so I tasted them to ensure that they had indeed cooked through. And yes, this was my first time baking them so forgive me for getting the timing/degrees all wrong.
-For the other half, I pre-heated a pan filled with sunflower oil on the stove. Shortly after, added in the rest of the onion rings. These took about 1 minute or so to brown. Moral of the story, deep frying saves on time and money. Good thing? I don’t know about you but I’d rather take the healthier route to be honest. But once in a while, it’s okay to indulge.
FOR THE DIP…
-I used Plain yoghurt and garnished it with Parsley and Spanish Paprika.
-This complimented the onion rings really well.
There you have it folks! Onion rings 2.0 done TWO ways! Can you now spot the difference?
Bon Appétit !
Love (for food) always,
Koko X Spice