Nicely crispy onion rings can be made using a very simple batter that's nothing more than flour, seasonings, and club soda or beer, say hounds. blue room whisks together 1 cup flour, 1 cup beer, and 1 teaspoon salt, then allows the batter to rest 15 minutes before using. The result is "thin and shattery," she says; replacing half the flour with rice flour gives even crisper results. goodhealthgourmet likes a combination of rice flour and cornmeal, with a bit of potato or cornstarch, spiced with smoked paprika, granulated garlic, and salt and pepper, mixed with club soda. She soaks the onions in buttermilk before coating with batter.
bushwickgirl forgoes batter when making onion rings. She dredges red onion rings in flour seasoned with granulated garlic, paprika, cayenne, and salt and pepper, shakes off the excess, and fries. wineos likes these baked onion rings, but uses panko in place of the potato chips called for, and says chilling the assembled rings on a baking sheet for 10 minutes before baking improves the outcome.
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