Tempting Tempura Onion Rings

Onion rings are a scrumptious, crispy snack or side dish that we all love so much. Whether just on their own with a dipping sauce or relish, or as a topping on a burger or on the side with a grilled steak or a pulled pork sandwich, they are just as crunchy and moreish.

We thought it would be a great idea to mix it up a little and instead of using a standard batter, we crisped it up by using a tempura batter to bring a change to the day and make them a little lighter, crispier and – believe it or not – healthier too.

Tempura Onion Rings

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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    Onion Rings
  • 2 Medium onions, sliced into rounds
  • 3 tablespoon flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt or seasoning of your choice
  • Vegetable oil for frying

  • Batter
  • 1/2 cup cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoon cornflour
  • 1 egg separated
  • 1/2 cup ice cold water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


    Preparing the Onion Rings

  1. Separate Onion slices into separate rings
  2. Mix flour and seasoning
  3. Toss onion rings into flour to coat
  4. Heat the oil to 180 deg C
  5. Have an oven tray lined with a paper towel to hand
  6. Dip the rings into the batter one by one
  7. Shake off any excess batter and drop into the hot oil
  8. Deep fry in batches for 3 – 4 minutes until crisp and golden
  9. Remove to the tray lined with a paper towel to drain while you fry the rest
  10. Serve with your choice of a main or with a dip
  11. Preparing the batter

  12. In a bowl, combine the egg yolk and ice water and mix together
  13. In another bowl sift the flour, baking powder, cornflour, and salt together
  14. Add the egg and ice water mix to the dry ingredients and stir briefly
  15. The mixture should be rough and half mixed (not sticky)
  16. Just before you are about to use the batter, whisk the egg white to soft peaks
  17. Fold into the batter

  18. Use this batter for vegetables too, such as sliced aubergine, sliced courgettes or red pepper rings
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07/03/2022 08:24 am GMT

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