Onion rings

I prefer o rings in lieu of french fries. Here is another recipe I found, but I just don’t believe you will ever find one better than Fat Ronnie’s. I think the ones from Sonic are jam up, but Fat Ronnie’s are the best you can make at home.

2 large onions, peeled (about 1 1/2 pounds)
6 ounces all-purpose flour (about 1 1/3 cups)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2/3 cup flat beer
2 large egg whites, lightly beaten
3 tablespoons oil
Cooking spray
Ketchup (optional)

  1. Preheat oven to 400°.
  2. Cut onion crosswise into 1/2-inch-thick slices, and separate into rings. Use 16 of the largest rings; reserve remaining onion for another use. Combine flour and next 3 ingredients (through pepper) in a medium bowl. Stir in beer and egg white (batter will be thick). Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Dip 5 onion rings in batter, letting excess drip off. Add onion rings to pan; cook 2 minutes on each side or until golden. Place onion rings on a jelly-roll pan. Repeat procedure of dipping onion rings in batter and cooking in remaining oil twice, ending with 6 rings. Coat onion rings with cooking spray.
  3. Bake at 400° for 10 minutes or until crisp. Serve rings with ketchup, if desired.

Fat Ronnie’s Fried Onion Rings or Mushrooms

2 C. Flour
1 1/2 tsp. Salt
1 tsp. Ground Pepper
1/2 tsp. Baking Powder
1 C. Buttermilk
1 Large Sweet Onion (sliced 1/2" wide)
Or fresh whole mushrooms
Vegetable Oil for Deep Frying

Place buttermilk in one bowl and set aside. Mix flour, salt, pepper, and baking powder in separate bowl. Heat oil at 375 for frying.
Dredge onion rings in flour mixture first, then dip in butter milk and then coat with flour mixture again. Place onion rings in hot oil and do not crowd onion rings. When onion rings are golden brown remove from oil and drain. More salt may be added to your taste.