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Hi, I'm Betty. Welcome to Betty’s kitchen today were making onion rings.
Earlier I made some deep fried sweet banana peppers and also to go with it I had a sea food cocktail sauce. Having done that I'm using a fryer and I also made and nice spin dipping batter and I have some leftover. So were just going to go on deep frying were going to do onion rings all you need to do is get a regular onion if you like the rings to be really big pick in a big onion. But these are more manageable actually and just slice it and you can see the is about 3/8 of an inch that’s between a quarter of an inch and a half inch something like that. So it doesn’t matter they don’t have to be all consist that you see for accept toward the top you can’t really make it the same circumferences here and here. So just do what you can and slice it and then dump bunch of those into your butter that you have opened stew that around and then I'm going to take it them all here. Its seems to be just half ready, which you going to do to test is to take one with that game my hands too messy and deep it in see that sizzles and it does.
So I think were ready to go ahead with that so lets just use the tongs. What ever you’re comfortable with. I have all sorts of implements like the spatula, spoons; you want to let it drip a little bit and get any exes off. And you don’t want them sticking together so you don’t want to actually put it in a whole bunch at a time but may be a couple like that will be all right and they will have a tendency to separate or plain. Doesn’t really matter too much but this gives you a start and you can see how they going in their. Let’s just do that many and show you what they are going to come out like. And then I’ll finish the rest
It doesn’t make long at all, they begin to brown up and you can swirl them around and your control them over. It doesn’t matter which side they’re cooking from, top or bottom. Now you will eventually have this nice overall brown look. You can have it along if you see its kind of brown on one side but not in the other, the just flip it over. And pretty shortly well going to have some really good onion rings. And something I didn’t think to get out makes you might want to do is when you drain this which I will do on this paper towels, we might want to make it put some course sauce over the top just like we did in our French fries.
And I think these are just about there most often I’ll take them in 2 stages this bunch I think looks ready so I’ll just going to set it fry a little bit before it hits those pepper chows because you don’t want them to be soak. But that’s what their -- therefore if it needs it we want to get as much oil to the absorb by the pepper chow as possible so that less of it is in our onion rings. And here are the last two coming from that batch. I'm going to finish up the rest of these it’s just be one onions more and then I’ll show you the final result in a minute.
Onion rings are done and I'm just blunting them with this paper toweling in order to make sure that I get as much as oil as possible off of the fan. So that they would be nice and dry and I won’t feel guilty about eating the food. I would like to say that I use the same butter that I used for the recipe for of course deep fried sweet banana peppers. So you can go to that video and get the recipe and basically is 1 cup of flour, 1 cup of milk, 1/4 of cup of oil, and 1 more big need. So its very thin better that you mix together and then I use 2 inches of peanut oil either in a deep fryer or you can do it in the pot on the stove just like I did in that particular video.
So I'm going to plate this up and well se what it looks like. I manage to get up a sea sauce so I could grand some over the top of our finished French fries that was look great. And you know when their made in Betty’s kitchen there going to be just as healthy as you can get. Now they obviously are deep fried but if you just want to do that deep fried food then I’ll do lots of things for you like in the oven. We did French fries in the oven, and then we did French fries as deep fried food. And just so pick and choose in my recipes whatever you like but I don’t like to exclude the whole category like knowing deep fried stuff and by last deep fry food. And we have our sea food cocktail sauce out again. And that’s because my husband in particular prefers this much over catsup so if we deep one of these its going to be into that sea food cocktail sauce and I have just a little bit of zucchini here just for show and kind of to be and alternate to something that has a little bit oil in it its nice and crispy and very different. So I hope you enjoyed this recipe for onion rings!