Snack Like a Southerner: Onion Rings


Oil for frying (about a quart)
2cups flour
2tsp salt
2tsp black pepper
2tsp cayenne or red pepper
3 egg whites
1cup milk
1tbsp white vinegar
3 large sweet onions sliced into thick rings

Step One:
In a large skillet, heat up the oil on medium-high heat. If you're using a deep fryer, good for you, and heat it up to 375.

Step Two:
In a LARGE Ziploc baggie, combine flour, salt, pepper and cayenne. In a second LARGE Ziploc baggie, combine egg whites, milk and vinegar.

Step Three:
Drop rings into the "wet" bag. Close it up and shake around, coating the rings.

*Now if you don't want to really get your hands nasty, then I would suggest cutting a hole in the corner of the bag and draining the wet mixture into the sink, leaving only the onions in the bag. Once the bag is mostly empty, then you can just dump the wet onion rings into the "dry" bag in Step Four.*

Step Four:
Remove the wet rings from the "wet" bag. Place the rings in the "dry" bag. Shake and coat again.

*Now if you don't want to really get your hands nasty again, I would suggest laying the bag flat down and cutting off the front of the bag. That way you can pick the rings up off of a flat surface instead of sticking your hands in the bag.*

Step Five:
Pick onions out of dry bag and fry em up! Perhaps three to four at a time in the pan. Place a paper towel on the counter next to the stove so you can place the onion rings on it to soak up the grease. Use tongs to pick the rings out of the pan. Fry them until golden brown.


Onion rings go well with A LOT (ketchup, mayo, etc)
However, I find mixing up some blue cheese dressing and thousand island dressing to be pretty yummy!

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