The Crispiest Onion Rings

Saying I love onion rings, well, that is an understatement. I love these things. I am also very particular about my onion rings as well and so being picky about them made me figure out how to perfect them! These are similar to a popular chain restaurant, Red Robin, but in my own (and un-biased opinion), I think these give them a run for their money.

These are perfect as a side dish to some awesome burgers or as a garnish on top of a big ol’ juicy steak.

 

You Will Need:

1 large Vidalia onion

1 cup of pancake mix (I prefer Hungry Jack Complete “Just Add Water”)

1 cup of water

1 cup of Panko bread crumbs (Japanese bread crumbs…super light and super fluffy)

3-4 cups of Vegetable Oil or Canola Oil for frying

Pinch of salt

 

First thing first, you need an onion!

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Next, slice the onion into 4-5 large slices. Make sure you cut with the onion layers and not against them. Be sure to separate each onion ring, I got about 20 rings from 1 onion.

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Start heating up your oil. I used a medium-sized pot and set the burner on a medium heat.

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Now to prepare the dredge stations! In a pan, plate or bowl…place the Panko bread crumbs.

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In a separate bowl, mix together the pancake mix and the water. It’ll be a little thinner than the typical pancake mix, that is perfect!

Next, take one of the rings and dunk it into the pancake mix.

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Then place it right into the fluffy pile of Panko Bread crumbs.

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And plop it right into the hot oil (delicately…don’t want to splatter hot oil on yourself). Tip: if your oil is not hot enough, the batter will come right off of your onion. Be sure to check your oil before placing in the onion ring.

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Once these bad boys are golden brown, remove them from the oil (you can place them on a paper towel to remove any excess oil) and sprinkle with bit of salt.

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Easy enough, right?

Crunchy, salty, and amazing…what more could you need in life?

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Enjoy!

 

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