Monday, August 24, 2009

Onion Petals

Hmmm . . . what to do while anxiously waiting for my next class on this lovely first day of fall semester school . . . blog something fitting for a day of fretting! Fried food!!! We actually indulged in these terribly delicious artery clogging munchies a few weeks ago and they have been patiently waiting for their appearance on The Open Pantry! I am so tempted to make more . . . but won't . . . probably won't . . . will try to avoid touching cooking oil today . . . and tomorrow . . . hopefully! We will see what my math class (!!!) and economics class drive me to do! Onion Petals
Recipe by: Emily

Large sweet onion, cut into "petals" or rings
3/4 cup Buttermilk
1 egg
1 tsp Lawry's seasoning salt
1 1/2 cups Flour
3-4 cups Cooking oil, canola, corn, peanut etc.

1. Cut the onion into petals or rings, whichever you prefer. Mix the flour and seasoning salt together in a bowl. Mix the buttermilk and egg in another and beat lightly to mix. Dredge the onion petals in the flour a couple at a time, and then coat in egg mixture. Return egged petals to the flour mixture to coat again and lightly shake off any excess flour. Place petals directly into a large pot heated to 375 degrees. Fry onions in oil until lightly browned. Remove from oil and place on a plate lined with paper towels or a paper bag. Lightly salt petals immediately after removing them from oil. Serve hot with favorite dipping sauce! Enjoy!

I served these babies with Horsey Sauce.


Frieda said...

Yum! Have you tried Pioneer Woman's onion strings?

Lisa said...

These look so good but I am a frying wimp.

Marie said...

Oh gosh those look soo good Emaline! I bet we'd love them, but we don't fry either if we can help it. I'll have to just dream about them and imagine what they must taste like!

teresa said...

these look COMPLETELY worth the splurge, mmmm. your bumblebee cake is adorable too!

Maria said...

I like the name onion petals:)

Valerie said...

Yours look so perfect and I bet they taste so good.

Anonymous said...

You can find recipes for baked onion rings online easily now - still as delicious, minus the fried. :)