Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Deep-Fried Onion Rings

Deep Fried Onions Rings are delicious with just about anything! You could replace the bread crumbs with Panko coating if you like. Maybe double the recipe, I am sure everyone will want seconds of these yummy onion rings.

1 large onion, cut into 1/4-inch slices
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 egg
1 cup milk, or as needed
3/4 cup dry bread crumbs
seasoned salt to taste
1 quart oil for frying, or as needed

Step 1: Heat the oil in a deep-fryer to 365 degrees.
Step 2: Separate the onion slices into rings, and set aside.
Step 3: In a small bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder and salt.
Step 4: Dip the onion slices into the flour mixture until they are all coated; set aside.
Step 5: Whisk the egg and milk into the flour mixture using a fork.
Step 6: Dip the floured rings into the batter to coat, then place on a wire rack to drain until the batter stops dripping. The wire rack may be placed over a sheet of aluminum foil for easier clean up.
Step 7: Spread the bread crumbs out on a plate or shallow dish.
Step 8: Place rings one at a time into the crumbs, and scoop the crumbs up over the ring to coat. Give it a hard tap as you remove it from the crumbs. The coating should cling very well.
Step 9: Repeat with remaining rings.
Step 10: Deep fry the rings a few at a time for 2 to 3 minutes, or until golden brown.
Step 11: Remove to paper towels to drain. Season with seasoning salt, and serve.

Replace bread crumbs with panko coating.

No-Bake Chocolate, Peanut Butter & Oatmeal Cookies

I have made this No-Bake Chocolate, Peanut Butter & Oatmeal Cookie recipe many times. It is easy and quick when you are needing a snack for the kids or a dessert for potluck meal.
Image by alibree
½ cup,1 stick, butter
2 cups granulated sugar
½ cup milk
4 tablespoons cocoa powder
½ cup peanut butter
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 cups quick-cooking oats

1. Add the butter, sugar, milk and cocoa powder to a 4-quart saucepan.

2. Bring mixture to a rolling boil and let boil for 1 minute.
3. Remove from heat.
4. Stir in the peanut butter and vanilla until smooth, then stir in the oats.
5. Drop by heaping tablespoons onto wax paper.
6. Let cool until set.

Yield: 2 to 3 dozen cookies