Today is a big day. Not only am I sharing with you the best onion ring recipe in the world (in my humble opinion) BUT it is also the start of the Friends and Food Blog Hop. Each month, on the 2nd Wednesday, myself and several other bloggers will be bringing you some amazing recipes, so please stick around after my post to check out all the other amazing recipes being shared this month!
Now onto the Recipe
The best fried food on the planet is homemade onion rings, well at least in my opinion. The Super Bowl is the perfect opportunity to devour these delicious, crunchy, finger food, treats. However, the ones in the frozen food aisle just don’t cut it. They are ok, but never come close to homemade. I learned how to make the most amazing onion rings from my mother, and I want to share with you how you too can make these amazing onion rings.
We try hard not to fry anything at home, to stay healthier, however once in a while we pull out the good old fryer and cook up some treats. This time I got to share the experience with my 10-year-old who wanted to step in and help. It was so nice to be able to pass on to him how these amazing onion rings are made. After you try yourself, I have a feeling you too will be looking to pass on this amazing recipe to family and friends.
One question I asked my mother about making onion rings was what kind of coating do I use? My mother would buy actual cracker meal, from the baking aisle of her store, when she made these. I couldn’t find that so I went with that I thought would work, I compared three different coating, just for you to see how each one will change the flavor and look of the onion rings.
Here is a quick run down.
Saltines – Thick coat, not much onion flavor, lighter color even with longer cook time
Regular Bread Crumbs – Nice even coat, sweet onion taste, darker color
Panko Bread Crumbs – Flaky uneven coat, light airy tasting coat, strong onion flavor, quickly browned
Now to be fair, if you like the taste of the panko better you can alter the recipe to dip the onions in the batter multiple times. This should give you a thicker coat. Remember, you aren’t bound to the recipe. Go with what you like best.