I finally figured out how to get Super Crunchy Fried Onion Rings. What is the secret to making Crunchy Fried Onion Rings?
The secret is… baking powder.
The baking powder helps to add a crunch that someone else can hear from across the room when you bite into one of these Crunchy Fried Onion Rings. They are truly that crispy. Bobby Flay fries his fried chicken with one teaspoon of baking powder to one cup of flour. I decided to try this baking powder and flour mixture secret with my onion rings.
Master Built Cookbook
The electric fryer I got last year came with recipes from “DADGUM That’s Good, Too!” cookbook. By the way, I highly recommend my electric fryer by Master Built. The main reason I love this electric fryer is it passed my safety standards. I wrote a blog post about it here. If you do not have an electric fryer, you can use a large cast iron dutch oven. See a picture of mine here. Add enough oil to the electric fryer or the Dutch Oven to completely cover the all the onion rings.
Heat The Oil 360 degrees
Allow the oil to reach 360 degrees before adding the onion rings to the oil. The temperature will drop after adding the onion rings.
Baking Powder Secret
Since baking powder was used in Bobby Flay’s chicken and in “DADGUM, That’s Good, Too!” cookbook, I decided to use it in these onion rings. To keep these Crunchy Fried Onion Rings crunchy while in the fryer, make sure the onions are all cut 1/4 inch thick. If not, they will not cook evenly. Some onions rings will need less time or more time depending on how thick you cut them.
Southerners love their fried foods.
It is true that Southerners love their fried foods. Southerners fry everything from Alligator to Oreos. I love fried food. I know fried food is sooo bad for you, but a girl has to have some fried food every once in a while. My favorite food ever is Fried Chicken. We also fry our Thanksgiving Turkey, , Buffalo Wings and Chicken Wings with Honey Butter Garlic.
- 1-gallon cooking oil ( I use peanut oil)
- 2 large sweet onions
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 teaspoon or more Cajun seasoning
- Fill the deep fryer with oil
- cut onions ¼ inch slices and separate slices
- Whisk together flour and baking powder
- In a separate bowl, combine eggs and buttermilk.
- Dip onions in buttermilk mixture and then in the flour mixture.
- Fry 2 to 3 minutes until golden.
- Drain on paper towel.
- Sprinkle with Cajun seasoning.
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