Uncle Bill's Deep Fried Onion Rings in Batter and Panko Crumbs

READY IN: 30mins




  • In a deep 8 inch saucepan or a small deep fryer, add the oil and heat to 365°F.
  • Slice onions into 1/4 inch thick slices (across the onion) and separate into individual rings; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and seasoning salt.
  • Dredge all the onion rings in the flour mixture until well coated; set aside.
  • In another bowl, whisk the egg and milk and add to the remaining flour mixture that was used for dredging the onion rings. Whisk, until a creamy batter is formed; not too thick. If too thick, add some milk to thin.
  • Place a wire rack on a sheet of aluminum foil to catch drippings.
  • Dip the flour coated onion rings in the batter to coat well.
  • Using a fork, remove and place the coated onion rings on the wire rack and let the excess batter drip off, about 1 minute.
  • In another mixing bowl, add the Panko bread crumbs.
  • Roll the onion rings in the bread crumbs until thoroughly coated and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Deep fry the onion rings in batches of 4 to 6 for 1 minute, turn over and continue to deep fry for another 30 seconds to 1 minute or until golden in color. Do not overcook.
  • Remove to paper towels to drain and season with seasoning salt.
  • When serving, spinkle with Malt vinegar and some ketchup on the side for dipping.
  • You can use regular or seasoned bread crumbs if Panko is not available.


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