Who loves onion rings?! Raise your hands! You can't see, but I have them both up! I don't usually make them from scratch at home but after checking out the frozen options I had to give it a go. Bagged frozen varieties are usually full of ingredients I can't pronounce and either an overwhelming seasoning or seasonings we don't care for. The seasoning is simple with these, just salt. You can taste the vegetable and if you want to dip it in your favorite sauce it won't clash with the flavors.
I'm a ketchup dipper myself but plenty of us Midwesterners dip them in ranch dressing. I also enjoy them as a crunchy condiment on my BBQ cheeseburger or grilled chicken sandwich!
My mind has me going and I think the next time I make these I will fry extra and freeze them. Then I will reheat them in the oven. One mess, many meals!
Oh and if you like other fried vegetables and 'shrooms, this works well for those too.
Homemade Crunchy Onion Rings and Other Deep Fried Vegetables
1 large onion, cut into 1/4" slices and separated
1-1/4 cups flour ( I used einkorn flour from Jovial Foods)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup milk
3/4 cup bread crumbs ( I used Gluten Free 4C Crumbs and pulsed them so they are smaller)
Canola oil or lard (enough to cover veggies in large sauce pan or deep fat fryer)
Ketchup, ranch dressing or other favorite dipping sauce
Whole Mushrooms, washed and dried
Broccoli, cut into bite size pieces
Cauliflower, cut into bite size pieces