This is the easiest batter for onion rings. Similar to my batter for fish, although this has a wee bit of spice added to it. I used purple onions only because I still have a partial bushel of these onions left and I’m trying to use them up.
2 Spanish onions
1/3 cup flour
1/3 cup cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/3 teaspoon Hungarian paprika
2 teaspoon baking powder
½ cup ice water
Heat cooking oil in the deep fryer to 375°F.
Slice onions into desired thickness then toss with ¼ cup cornstarch or flour. This helps batter stick to the onions better.
Mix together all dry ingredients, mix in ice water until a pancake consistency is reached.
Dip a few onion rings in batter and drop carefully into hot oil one at a time.
Remove when golden brown, and drain on paper towel.Sprinkle with salt if needed.