I don’t know about you, but I find it difficult to resist a good onion ring. There is something about the combination of fried batter and a soft, warm onion that simply gets my mouth watering. Now that I have discovered the recipe below, however, I may never go back to eating a regular onion ring again.
The next time you have a craving for onion rings, test this recipe for yourself. Not only is it easy to make and is done in the jiffy, it will satisfy your craving for this delectable treat, each and every time.
4 brown onions, cut into rings
Vegetable oil, to deep-fry
190g (1 1/4 cups) plain flour
50g (1/3 cup) cornflour
3 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
2 teaspoons ground white pepper
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
310ml (1 1/4 cups) iced water
1 long fresh red chilli, thinly sliced
1 shallot, trimmed, thinly sliced
Place the onion in a bowl of cold water. Set aside for 10 minutes. Drain. Place on a baking tray lined with paper towel and set aside for 5 minutes. Pat dry with paper towel.
Add oil to a saucepan to reach a depth of 10cm. Heat to 190°C over high heat.
Sift flour, corn flour, baking powder, salt, bicarbonate of soda, white pepper, black pepper and chili powder in a bowl. Add the water and whisk until just combined. Place the bowl over a bowl filled with iced water.
Dip one-third of the onion, 1 at a time, into the batter to coat. Add to oil. Cook for 1-2 minutes or until golden. Transfer to a tray lined with paper towel. Repeat, in 2 more batches, with the remaining batter and onion, reheating oil between batches. Place the onion on a platter. Top with chili and shallot.