Tempura Onion Rings

Tempura Onion Rings

Light, crispy and airy - some of the best onion rings you'll ever eat.
The secret is the Vodka that we use in the batter - No you won't taste it... and you won't get drunk either.


2 Qt (2L) vegetable oil
2 Large Spanish Onions
1½ cups (375 mL) all-purpose flour
1cup (250 mL) cornstarch (cornflour in the UK)
1 large egg
1 cup (250 mL) vodka
1 cup (250 mL) soda water (club soda, seltzer)


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Serves: 4


Pre-heat oven to 200ºF (100ºC).

In a Dutch oven with a candy / oil thermometer, heat oil over high heat to 385ºF (195ºC).
While oil heats prep the Onions; peel, slice thick, and separate the rings . Whisk together flour and 1/2 cup cornstarch in large bowl. Whisk together egg, vodka and soda water.

When oil hits 385ºF (195ºC), gently whisk liquid mixture into flour mixture until just combined.

Dip onions first in a shallow dish with 1/2 cornstarch, then into batter 1 at a time, allowing excess to drip off, and carefully place in oil. Repeat with 3-4 rings at a time. Fry until light brown, 2 to 3 minutes.
Using slotted spoon or spider, transfer rings to cooling rack over a baking sheet.
Place in oven, while you fry the rest
Return oil to temp, and repeat with remaining rings.

Serve immediately with our Soy-Ginger Dipping Sauce recipe.


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