Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Onion Rings

It happened again. I was doing great, eating Arabic-inspired or easy-to-find-ingredient foods and doing just fine. Then this morning I have a craving for Wendy's chicken nuggets (with honey mustard sauce, of course!). So I finally ate the other half of my sandwich I got at the Hard Rock in Dubai this past weekend (French dip... soooo good). Instead of satisfying my craving (I assumed eating American food would help) in just reminded me of the AWESOME onion rings that accompanied my sandwich this weekend!

So I set off in search of an onion rings recipe (I think to myself, "They can't be THAT hard to make.") and of course, every recipe either calls for BEER (yeah right) or Cornmeal. Neither of which I have, and after scouring the baking section of LuLu's, I doubt I'm going to find. So one more thing to add to the cravings list.

I also started wanting coffee cake this morning (which I DO have the ingredients for), but I convinced myself I can wait to make that until batch # 2 of the Apple Crisp is devoured.

Can't wait to get home... 42 Days till the Zero Day! :)

1 comment:

  1. Here is a recipe for Onion Rings that I use, that doesn't require beer or cornmeal. They are really good, and the longer you soak them in the batter they better they taste.

    PW’s Onion Straws
    1 large onion
    2 cups buttermilk
    2 cups flour
    1 scant tablespoon salt
    Lots of black pepper
    1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
    Canola Oil
    Slice onion very thin. Place in a baking dish and cover with buttermilk for at least one hour.
    Combine dry ingredients and set aside.
    Heat oil to 375 degrees.
    Grab a handful of onions, throw into the flour mixture, tab to shake off excess, and PLUNGE into hot oil. Fry for a few minutes and remove as soon as golden brown.

    The recipe came from this site and she has lots more good stuff there along with step by step picture directions.

    The whole site is fun to read.