Monday, December 7, 2009

More Football Food - Dan's Homemade Onion Rings

We're probably not unlike many American families on Sunday and Monday nights in that we watch football.  Well not me really, it's more that I watch it by osmosis, as it's always on and I'm exposed to pre and post football banter pretty much all weekend.  I can name every quarterback in the NFL...try me!

In honor of this fun American sport, Sunday and Monday nights are splurge nights in our household.  When we can, we indulge in some good ol' American greasy-spoon food (in moderation of course).  The below recipe for homemade onion rings was made and perfected by Dan.  It uses a classic flour, egg and breadcrumb coating except that it's dipped twice.  The result is a super crunchy and slightly doughy consistency and makes you keep reaching into that bowl for yet another one.

Dan's Homemade Onion Rings (Serves 3)

1 large white onion cut into 12-15 medium to large sized rings

2 large eggs, whisked thoroughly
1 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
2 cups of Panko breadcrumbs
Vegetable or canola oil - enough to coat 1/4 of medium saucepan
Salt and pepper to taste

Coat onion rings in flour, then dip in egg.  Let sit in egg for a few seconds to ensure it coats thoroughly and then place into Panko.  Rest in Panko for a few minutes and then dip in egg and Panko again.  Repeat until you use up all onion rings.  Position onion rings on a lined cookie sheet and let sit for 5 minutes.

Heat oil in medium saucepan and when oil is hot enough, gently place the breaded onion rings into it.  Watch them closely and take out with a slotted spoon when they've turned golden brown and look crispy.  Add salt and pepper if you want.  Serve warm and enjoy with your pick of ketchup, mustard, bbq sauce or banana ketchup if you have some. I used Baron Banana ketchup that I got in St. Lucia but you can just as easily buy it online.


  1. Go Dolphins! Pats suck. Bluh.

  2. You should invest in a small deep-fryer. Much less messy.

    They look great.

  3. I'm in a major deep frying phase myself (hello winter blues!)
    I'll have to give this recipe a try!



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