How to Make Tempura Onion Rings – Gourmet Deep Fried Onion Rings

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How to Make Tempura Onion Rings - Gourmet Deep Fried Onion Rings
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Recipe type: Vegatables / Onions
 
Onion rings can be absolutely awesome, or they can be sloppy, oily and terrible. This tempura onion recipe is one of the best I have tried, and really takes the humble onion ring into the realm of gourmet cuisine.
Ingredients
  • 500ml Buttermilk
  • 15ml Tabasco sauce
  • 5ml Salt
  • 2-3 Large onions
  • 2 Eggs
  • 475ml Soda water (well chilled)
  • 1 Cup all purpose flour
  • 1 Cup Rice flour
  • 2.5ml Salt
  • 2.5ml Black pepper
  • 2 Cups all purpose flour
Instructions
  1. To start, add 15ml or a tablespoon of Tabasco sauce to a jug.
  2. Pour in 500ml of buttermilk, and add 5ml or a teaspoon of salt.
  3. Give this a good stir and set it aside.
  4. Cut 2 large onions into rings of about 10mm or a half inch thick. Place these in a large pan.
  5. Pour the buttermilk mixture over the onions, and rearrange the rings so that they are in a single layer.
  6. Cover the pan with cling-wrap and transfer it to your refrigerator for a few hours, preferably overnight. Make sure to turn the onions a few times during this time.
  7. The following day, remove the onions from the refrigerator, and measure 2 cups of all-purpose flour into a bowl.
  8. Start preheating your oil to 180c or 350f.
  9. Whisk 2 eggs in another bowl.
  10. Pour 475ml of soda water into the eggs and mix this briefly.
  11. Add a cup of sifted all-purpose flour and a cup of sifted rice flour to the egg soda mixture. Whisk this until smooth.
  12. Add a generous gring of salt and cracked black pepper and mix these in.
  13. Use a skewer to lift an onion ring from the marinade and dredge it in the flour.
  14. Drop this into the batter, and continue until you have coated about a dozen rings.
  15. Make sure to submerge the rings in the batter while doing this.
  16. Use the skewer to hook the rings out of the batter and drop them in the oil. Allow the rings to fry for 5 minutes, turning halfway through.
  17. The rings will be superbly crispy and lightly golden.
  18. Use a slotted spoon to lift them from the oil before continuing with the next batch of rings.
  19. When frying, make sure you oil is up to temperature, and that you don't overcrowd the pan. This will drop the temperature and will result in overly oily onion rings.
  20. Serve your creation piping hot as a snack, or accompaniment to your main course and enjoy.
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