How to Make Tempura Onion Rings - Gourmet Deep Fried Onion Rings
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.
- 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
- To start, add 15ml or a tablespoon of Tabasco sauce to a jug.
- Pour in 500ml of buttermilk, and add 5ml or a teaspoon of salt.
- Give this a good stir and set it aside.
- Cut 2 large onions into rings of about 10mm or a half inch thick. Place these in a large pan.
- Pour the buttermilk mixture over the onions, and rearrange the rings so that they are in a single layer.
- 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.
- The following day, remove the onions from the refrigerator, and measure 2 cups of all-purpose flour into a bowl.
- Start preheating your oil to 180c or 350f.
- Whisk 2 eggs in another bowl.
- Pour 475ml of soda water into the eggs and mix this briefly.
- Add a cup of sifted all-purpose flour and a cup of sifted rice flour to the egg soda mixture. Whisk this until smooth.
- Add a generous gring of salt and cracked black pepper and mix these in.
- Use a skewer to lift an onion ring from the marinade and dredge it in the flour.
- Drop this into the batter, and continue until you have coated about a dozen rings.
- Make sure to submerge the rings in the batter while doing this.
- 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.
- The rings will be superbly crispy and lightly golden.
- Use a slotted spoon to lift them from the oil before continuing with the next batch of rings.
- 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.
- Serve your creation piping hot as a snack, or accompaniment to your main course and enjoy.
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