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Onion Rings

Carla Hall
Servings: 8
1 to 30 min

Carla's old-fashioned hamburger joint onion rings are the perfect side! They also taste great on sandwiches, like Clinton's six foot spicy sub!

  • Ingredients
  • step-by-step directions
Onion Rings
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons instant mashed potatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 cup club soda
  • 2-3 cup Japanese bread crumbs
  • Fine salt to taste
  • 2-3 medium onions (cut 1/4 inch thick and separated into rings)
  • In a shallow bowl, whisk together 1/2 cup flour, 1/4 cup cornstarch, 2 tablespoons instant mashed potatoes, 1/2 teaspoon cayenne and 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme. 
  • Stir in 1 cup club soda. 
  • Allow to sit while cutting onions. Mixture will thicken. 
  • Pour breadcrumbs into a second shallow dish. 
  • Fill heavy bottom pot with 2” of canola or vegetable oil to 365 degrees.
  • Dip onion ring into batter and coat well, then coat with breadcrumbs.
  • Drop onion rings immediately into hot oil.  Brown on both sides, about 2 minutes. 
  • Drain on wire rack over sheet pan and sprinkle immediately with salt.


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