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Mini Onion Rings


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For those of you who read Cheat Codes – Peeling Pearl Onions, you know that we at CPM love tiny onions.  But sometimes tiny onions are a little bigger than others.  But not really big enough to be “big” onions.  I often wondered – what if I made these almost tiny onions into tiny onion rings and used them as garnish on things like soup or salad. You know – like bite-sized onion rings you could just pop in your mouth.  The result was everything I wanted it to be.  I’m lucky to have even taken pictures of these few rings before they were gobbled up.  I’m using Amelia’s Homemade Onion Ring Recipe, which I copy below.  Super good recipe!  Most of the photos are of the tiny onion rings, except for the frying part, which I didn’t have time to photograph.

Amelia’s Homemade Onion Ring Recipe

Ingredients:
1 onion
2 cups all purpose flour
1 Tbs sea salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 cup buttermilk
Oil for frying

Step 1:
Cut an onion into rings, about 1/4 inch wide. Use only the medium or large rings, save the rest for a different use.

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Step 2:
Place onions in a bowl. Cover onions with buttermilk. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and allow to rest on the counter for 2 hours. Stop and toss them once or twice during the wait time, recoating them with buttermilk.

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Step 3:
Heat 1 inch of frying oil to about 375°.

Step 4:
Mix flour, salt and pepper in a bowl.

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Step 5:
Dredge each ring into the flour mixture, flipping to coat each side twice. I batter the whole onion ahead of time and set them on a plate.

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Step 6:
Fry a few rings at a time, careful not to crowd the pan. Cook around 30 seconds per side, flipping once, until golden brown.

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They were so good, I even had to make some Butternut Squash Soup to go with the garnish.

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Eat Well!

~Trish

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