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Onion Rings?

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

At a Silent Auction Benefit we went to over the weekend, Bryce bid on...and won...a deep-fat fryer (he has fond memories of college days, where his roommate had one and deep-fried Twinkies, Snickers, and Reeses galore, so he was very excited to win it).

So, last night, we decided to try it out. Hmm..but what to fry, what to fry... how about the Videlia onions my mom brought us last week? Yes, good idea, that's easy enough - cut a few onions, dip them in batter, throw them in the fryer? Right? Umm, not so much.

First, I of course had to search for the perfect batter recipe, but I only wanted to use the ingredients I already had on hand, which meant I made my own recipe out of a hodge-podge of other recipes...


Then, after having the onions soak for AN HOUR in a milk/water bath (from JofC), we drained and dabbed them...




...and I began making the batter - not messy at all...



Meanwhile, as I dabbed the onions dry, Bryce tried to fill up the fryer with enough oil. One bottle's enough to get to the minimum oil line, right? Try FOUR ...



As the oil heated, I whipped up some egg whites to add to the batter at the last minute...



...but the fryer would only go to the factory-set heat, as Bryce figured out here...



But, all's well that end's well - they turned out and we were happy w/them...



Now if only we'd remembered our Econ 110 lesson on diminishing returns - one or two would've been plenty...

2 comments:

  1. The onion rings look beautiful and I'm sure they were tasty, but I have to say a little too much work for me.

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  2. Bryce! Ben and I were just talking about that old fryer. Here's the end of the story: A handle broke on it. Ben had his dad take it in for warranty service. His dad came home with his own gigantic fryer and now evades the question when Ben asks, "What ever happened to my old fryer?"

    Moral of the story: Deep-fat fryers are worth losing your soul over. Deeelish.

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