Posted by: John McIntyre | October 24, 2011

Onion Rings

I decided to make Onion Rings today and it went pretty well.  I’d been thinking about it for awhile and it was much easier than I thought it would be.  I heated up some Peanut Oil in my little cast iron skillet.  Cast iron has been used for years and years before aluminum non-stick showed up.  Keep it oiled and don’t use soap when you wash it.  I know, it sounds gross, but it works great.  Ask your Grandmother.  Sliced up some white onions and made a batter mix of whole wheat Bob’s Red Mill Flour, salt, pepper and Tony’s seasoning.

Dipped the onion rings in some milk, mushed them around in the flour mix and then tossed them into the skillet of peanut oil, about 325 degrees.  After you are done, you can filter the cooled peanut oil through cheese cloth and re-use it.  I’ve been using this batch of peanut oil for nearly nine months. (I tried potato chips earlier this year!  They were good, but I need to work on it some more.)

And, here they are done.  Oh, man they were good.


  1. How the heck did I miss out on onion rings. you owe me one. Love


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