Its 12:30 am Thursday morning, Chris is playing this new video game, skyrim, and while waiting for him to finish and get ready for bed, I was watching cooking tutorials on food blogs. I came across a onion ring video and Chris peaked at my computer and said that he was hungry and wanted onion rings too. Since I had no better way of spending my time, I agreed to his request. It's not a hard recipe but like the chicken fingers, you need panko to make it amazing.
You'll need 2-3 onions and slice them 1/3 inch thick so that they get cooked all the way through.
Btw, Chris got me that knife this past weekend and finally I have a sharp knife! It's really a pain when you go to cut something but it's not the knife that's doing the cutting but your body force. He went home this weekend, I swear it's to get a break from me, but he came back with this nice surprise that made up for everything :)
Anyways, the recipe is adapted from Chef John's onion ring recipe. He called for instant mashed potatoes in his batter but I didn't have any so I just used flour and corn starch. Something else I didn't have was soda water so I used beer instead. I mean, what's pub food without some beer?
1/2 cup flour
1/4 cup corn starch
1/3 cup beer
It's like a science experiment when you pour in the beer and everything bubbles up. Pretty cool for a midnight snack.
Get another pan ready and fill it with panko. You'll also want to heat up your oil to 350 degrees and keep it there.
I usually take my onion rings with honey mustard sauce. Once I was at A&W with Chris and his friend, Mike, and I had ordered the same thing: onion rings with honey mustard sauce. Mike looked at me weird and said that good onion rings don't require dipping sauces, especially A&W onion rings. I guess my point is that I didn't need dipping sauce with these onion rings tonight, so they must be good.