Here is a quick recipe to make delicious onion rings. I tried to find out their origin, but it seems that there is no clear answer; some claims the first deep fried onions recipe came out in the 20's, others in the 50's.
With a large vidalia onion, you make approximately 30 rings.
The ingredients are:
- 1 1/3 cup of white flour
- 1 tps salt
- 1/4 tps pepper (I also use Cayenne pepper)
- 2 egg yolks
- 3/4 cup of dark beer
Mix the ingredients all together in a bowl. Slice the onions into rings and dip them in the batter. Fry them in hot vegetable oil (in a pan or a fryer). Be careful with the temperature of the oil: if too hot, the batter will cook too quickly and the onion will not.
Remove the onion rings once golden brown (flip them from time to time to cook them on both sides) and put them on a paper towel so it absorbs the oil.