Recipe by Sharon123
This goes fast! A great late night snack, goes perfectly with burgers, soup, and sandwiches! Adapted from Food & Wine magazine. Onion rings are a type of fast food commonly found in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia and Spain.
- 2 quarts vegetable oil, for frying
- 3 cups flour (cake flour is best)
- 1 cup cornstarch
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 2 teaspoons salt, plus more for sprinkling (use kosher if possible)
- 2 1⁄2-3 cups chilled club soda
- 2 large Spanish onions, cut into 1/2-inch slices and separated into rings
Directions See How It's Made
- In a very large pot (or deep fryer), heat the oil to 365°.
- In a bowl, whisk the flour with the cornstarch, baking soda and 2 teaspoons of salt.
- Add 2 1/2 cups of the club soda and whisk until smooth; the batter should be thick but pourable. If needed, add the remaining 1/2 cup of club soda, a few tablespoons at a time.
- Working with 6 or 7 onion rings at a time, dip them in the batter until completely coated; as you pull the rings from the batter, scrape some of the excess against the side of the bowl.
- Carefully add the onion rings to the hot oil and fry until golden and crisp, about 2 minutes.
- Drain the onion rings on paper towels.
- Sprinkle the onion rings with salt and serve immediately or keep warm in an oven on low heat while you coat and fry the rest. Enjoy!