Tempting Tempura Onion Rings

Onion rings are a scrumptious, crispy snack or side dish that we all love so much. Whether just on their own with a dipping sauce or relish, or as a topping on a burger or on the side with a grilled steak or a pulled pork sandwich, they are just as crunchy and moreish.

Onion rings are a scrumptious, crispy snack or side dish that we all love so much. Whether just on their own with a dipping sauce or relish, or as a topping on a burger or on the side with a grilled steak or a pulled pork sandwich, they are just as crunchy and moreish.

We thought it would be a great idea to mix it up a little and instead of using a standard batter, we crisped it up by using a tempura batter to bring a change to the day and make them a little lighter, crispier and – believe it or not – healthier too.

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Tempura Onion Rings

Onion rings are a scrumptious, crispy snack or side dish that we all love so much. Whether just on their own with a dipping sauce or relish, or as a topping on a burger.
Servings 4
Total Time 45 mins

Ingredients
 
 

Onion Ringa

  • 2 Medium onions sliced into rounds
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • ½ tsp salt or seasoning of your choice
  • Vegetable oil for frying

Batter

  • ½ cup cake flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp cornflour
  • 1 egg separated
  • ½ cup ice cold water
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Instructions
 

Preparing the Onion Rings

  • Separate Onion slices into separate rings
  • Mix flour and seasoning
  • Toss onion rings into flour to coat
  • Heat the oil to 190 °C
  • Have an oven tray lined with a paper towel to hand
  • Dip the rings into the batter one by one
  • Shake off any excess batter and drop into the hot oil
  • Deep fry in batches for 3 to 4 minutes until crisp and golden
  • Remove to the tray lined with a paper towel to drain while you fry the rest
  • Serve with your choice of a main or with a dip

Preparing the Batter

  • In a bowl, combine the egg yolk and ice water and mix together
  • In another bowl sift the flour, baking powder, cornflour, and salt together
  • Add the egg and ice water mix to the dry ingredients and stir briefly
  • The mixture should be rough and half mixed (not sticky)
  • Just before you are about to use the batter, whisk the egg white to soft peaks
  • Fold into the batter

Notes

Use this batter for vegetables too, such as sliced aubergine, sliced courgettes or red pepper rings
Course: Sides
Keyword: onion, onion rings, tempura, vegetable
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