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Bento Recipes: Onion rings


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I'm cheating here. I made onion rings while doing a batch of tempura rather than making them by themselves. But, what the heck.

What you need:

    Tempura batter or onion ring batter
    Panko (tempura breadcrumbs)
    A white onion
    Canola or vegetable oil for deep frying

I used storebought tempura batter, myself. I may Google up a recipe later. The panko is optional, but it adds a very nice crunch.

So, make the tempura batter according to the box's instructions, saving some of the dry mix aside. (You may only want to use half a box of batter unless you're making a BIG batch of rings.) Heat the oil up in a pan deep enough to immerse the rings, and cut the onion up and separate it into rings.

Next, dip each ring in the dry mix (which will help the batter stick), then into the batter, then cover it in panko, and finally put it into the oil. Repeat, repeat, repeat. Take the rings out as they cook; if you use panko they'll be golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Serve with ketchup.