Whole Wheat Onion Rings

Tod Dimmick

Crispy-sweet onion rings are a thing of beauty. Whole wheat is a bit better for you than conventional onion rings, but since these are deep fried, consider them an occasional treat.(Adapted with permission from Cooking For Guys)

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Serves: 4 as a side dish

canola oil sufficient to fill a small saucepan to 1" deep
1 large Powisset onion, peeled and sliced crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick slices
1 egg
1/4 cup milk
1 cup whole-wheat flour
1 cup whole wheat bread crumbs (available in many grocery stores)
1/2 tsp. garlic salt or regular salt

Separate onion slices into rings. Get out 3 bowls. In one, whisk egg and milk with a whisk or a fork. In another, mix flour and garlic salt. In the last one, place the bread crumbs.

Heat oil in a medium-size skillet over medium high heat. Dip 1 onion ring into egg mixture, turn it in flour, dip it back in the milk, and then roll in the bread crumbs. Place that in the skillet. (Mess alert- your fingers will get coated in this process, just keep going) Repeat the procedure with the other rings, until you've got a single layer of rings in the skillet. Cook for about 2 minutes per side, then remove to a plate covered with paper towels while you cook the rest. You might need to turn the heat down on the oil if they cook to fast (or turn it up if they cook too slow).

You'll end up with a plate mounded with crispy onion rings (unless you eat them all in process). Eat them while they're hot. Tip: A splatter screen is a good idea with onion rings.

Submitted by Tod Dimmick,
"The Foodie" at 1000radishes

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