Last week a new friend from Manila visited us here in Davao. Bob and I decided to invite them over to our house for dinner. One thing that I prepared was onion rings. They liked it a lot. He asked for the recipe, I promised him I will post it here for him. So Mr. Dave Starr here’s the onion ring recipe.
- 2 large yellow onion, peeled, ringed sliced into 1/2 inch thick separated
- 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
- 1/4 cup cornmeal or corn grits ( binlod in bisaya)
- 2 cups buttermilk, or 1 cup plain yogurt mixed with 1 cup milk
- 2-3 cups canola oil
- salt and freshly ground pepper
* Locally made buttermilk: 2 cups of milk mix with 4 tbsp of vinegar. Soak for at least 30 minutes before using. *
- Combine the buttermilk ( or the yogurt and milk) with the 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt and 1 teaspoon of freshly ground pepper in a large bowl. Add the onions to the buttermilk mixture and coat thoroughly. Let set for at least 15 minutes.
- In a separate bowl combine the flour and cornmeal or corn grits, 1 tsp. of salt and 1/2 tsp. of pepper. Set aside.
- Add the oil to the fry daddy or your pan (good for deep frying). You can use more oil if necessary. Heat the oil to 350 degrees Fahrenheit or if you don’t have thermometer in the house just test it with by moistening a little bit of the flour and dropping it in the pan. If it sizzles then its ready. If it burns, take the pan off from the heat and let the oil cool down a bit.
- Working in batches, lift some onions rings out of the buttermilk and coat them in the flour mixture. Fry until golden brown, do not crowd them in the pan. Place finished onion rings on a cookie sheet lined with paper towel to absorb the excess oil. You can keep the cook onion rings in the oven to keep it warm in 200 degrees Fahrenheit while frying the rest. Between batches, if your frying more and end up adding more oil. Let the temperature get back to 350 degrees before starting the next batch.
- Serve hot.
I hope that you will try this recipe and let me know what you think. Onion rings are also good for pulutan with San Miguel Beer. Did I make you guys hungry for onion rings or the San Mig?
Have fun eating!