My love for onion rings goes way back in my childhood and I love those crispy delicious rings as much today as I did back then. My sister Becky taught me how to eat them by dipping them into ketchup and from that moment on, they had to be dunked. In some restaurants they now serve different sauces like chipotle or ranch and these taste amazing as well. There is an art to making the best and here are some recipes that I considered and they stand out above the others. Check them out an give them a try and be your own judge.
Beer-Battered Onion Rings – This recipe insist that using sweet onion, such as Vidalia or Walla Walla work the best. When using the beer, they suggest a lager-style, such as Budweiser but you can really use what ever is your favorite giving a unique flavor the this recipe. When making these onion rings, have everything prepared and ready to go leaving the batter for last because once you mix in the beer, the carbon dioxide starts to dissipates and does so quickly. For those who don’t want to include beer you can substitute seltzer or soda water or even a non-alcoholic beer works.
Hooter’s Onion Rings – Inspired by the Hooter’s Cookbook this recipe has been tamed down a bit by reducing the amount of ground black pepper and the hot sauce. If you are someone who likes your food real spicy you can increase both of those ingredients to your liking. It is suggested that you use a sweet onion, such as Vidalia for this recipe. If the recipe gets somewhat thick on you after battering several rings, just add some more beer a little at a time and this should get your batter back to the proper consistency.
Original Sonic Onion Ring – When ever you go to a Sonic restaurant and order their onion rings, you can count on the fact that they are made fresh every single day. There is a secret to their recipe according to the author of this recipe who worked there as a teen. He shares this secret ingredient and it is using vanilla ice milk mix but if you only have melted vanilla ice milk it will work just a well. This recipe uses Spanish onions and includes corn meal, definitely give this one a try.
Moonshine Onion Rings – The first thing I did when I came across this recipe was to scroll down to the ingredients to see if there was actually moonshine listed. I have had my fair share over the years but that is one powerful concoction. This recipe does use moonshine, a cup of it but no worries it will cook out the alcohol so it will have no affect on you. If you like you can substitute vodka which the recipe recommends as an alternative.
The Very Best Onion Rings in the World – I love this website, it really has a lot to offer in the area of food that is better than sex. At orgasmicchef.com there is a recipe that is claimed to be exactly what the title of this says “The Very Best Onion Rings in the World” and after viewing the recipe I have to say that it very well may be. Made with flour, cornstarch, mashed potato flakes and panko crumbs, you can see that the coating is going to be truly original and crispy, the fact that there is beer in there is a plus. If you plan on making this recipe, it will take about 20 minutes of preparation and 5 minutes of cook time and I guarantee that the time it takes you to eat them will be faster than you can make them.
There you have my 5 picks for the best onion ring recipes, why not make it a party and have some friends over and you can make each of the recipes and taste each on to decide which is everyone’s favorite. You can have the recipe printed out and your guests can take home whatever recipe they like.