Walla Walla Onion Rings

This was done while I was in culinary school. Most of our dishes were done within our team. I had a pretty awesome team that quarter. Two guys who were great cooks and great friends. This particular dish was done by one of the guys. As a team, we had a whole menu to execute every week and this dish was part of our menu for Pacific Northwest and Hawaiian week {I worked on the Kalbi dish which I will post later}. Walla Walla onions are sweet onions grown and found in Walla Walla, Washington. They are incredibly tasty and because of their sweet flavor, are great grilled! There are so many different kinds of breadcrumbs to choose from. With this recipe, I definitely recommend using Japanese-style breadcrumbs. They are long, sliver-shaped breadcrumbs and their taste can range from delicate to crunchy {also great for coating shrimp!}. I think they hold up really well when deep-frying and they taste delicious!

Walla Walla Onion Rings
Prep Time: 15 min. ~ Cook Time: 5 min. ~ Total: 20 min. ~ Serves: About 5 or 6

2 Walla Walla onions, cut into slices 1/4-in. thick and separated into rings
2 cups milk {can also use buttermilk}
2 eggs, beaten
Pinch of salt
Pinch of pepper
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups Japanese-style bread crumbs
Oil for frying

Heat the oil in a deep fryer {or deep skillet if you are using one} to 365 degrees F.

Combine milk with the egg mixture and set aide. Combine flour, breadcrumbs, salt and pepper on a plate or shallow dish.

Dip onion slices one-by-one into egg mixture using a fork. Coat well and place on a wire rack until dripping has stopped.

Next, place rings one at a time into breadcrumb mixture. Scoop breadcrumbs over onions so they are well coated. Shake off any excess breadcrumbs well. Repeat with remaining rings.

Sprinkle a bit of flour into the oil. If it sizzles, then oil is ready. Deep fry the rings in batches, making sure not to over-crowd the pan. Fry until golden-brown, about 2-3 minutes. Remove from oil and place on paper towels to drain. Sprinkle with salt if desired. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce.


1 comment:

  1. These look AMAZING!!! I don't think they'd be good for my diet though :)