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Panko Breaded Onion Rings

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Jan 8, 2013

Panko Breaded Onion Rings

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I decided to take inventory of our fridge, which can be a bit overwhelming sometimes.  Let's see... leftovers, veggies galore, drinks, and Homemade Ranch Dressing.  Oh yeah, I almost forgot that I made that.  

I could have made a salad for my family to go with their Turkey Sub Sandwiches for dinner but I didn't feel like listening to them complain about a salad (yeah, that's how they are - both skinny and can eat anything they want - darn those two)Fries, tator tots or chips?  Maybe...  but I have a billion onions that need to be used so why not make onion rings?  

My usual onion ring consists of a flour, egg wash & seasoning mixture but I wanted to do something different.  I'm all about trying something new, right?  
So off I went in my onion ring recipe search.  I finally came across something that looked interesting "Panko Breaded Onion Rings".  It's unusual that I have all of the ingredients that I need when I find a recipe.  Usually the process takes a couple of days from the time it becomes a thought, to an actual food item on a plate for my family to eat.  This time I actually had everything I needed for this recipe.  So off I went in my adventure... and I'm happy to report that they turned out really good and got a huge thumbs up from my family!

Panko Breaded Onion Rings
2 large Vidalia (or other sweet) onions
1 cup all-purpose flour (more if needed)
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon dried oregano
3 eggs
2 cups Kikkoman Panko Japanese Style Bread Crumbs (I had to add a little more at the end of my onion dipping process)
1 cup oil (I used canola oil)

Slice onions to about 1/4-1/2 inch thickness.  Seperate slices and set aside

Set up your breading station with 3 bowls.  

In the first bowl combine your flour, salt, ground black pepper, ground red pepper, garlic powder and dried oregano (you may want to add more/less seasonings depending on your taste)

In the second bowl whisk the eggs together

In the third bowl place your Panko Bread Crumbs

Heat the oil in a frying pan on medium low heat.  (I started out at medium and burned the first couple of onion rings)

The dredging of the onions is a "double-dip" process.  This allows the breading to be a bit thicker and tastier, especially if you've cut your onions into larger 1/2 inch pieces.  

Step 1:  dredge your onions in flour, shaking off any excess or clumps that may have formed
Step 2:  dredge your onions in egg wash
Step 3:  dredge your onions back in the flour, again shaking off any excess or clumps that may have formed
Step 4:  dredge your onion back in egg wash
Step 5:  dredge your onion in Panko Bread Crumbs
Step 6place breaded onions in the hot oil

Once your onions are placed in the hot oil they will cook and brown very fast if the oil is up too high so keep an eye on them and adjust your temperature as needed.  

Take out of oil when Panko Bread Crumbs turn a nice light brown color.  Place on a plate covered with a napkin or paper towel to soak up excess oil from frying.   

Serve with your favorite dipping sauce.  We used our Homemade Ranch Dressing recipe!    
Recipe inspired by:  Never Enough Thyme

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At January 11, 2013 at 6:18 PM , Blogger Unknown said...

This looks so scrumptious. Would love to try this!

Hopping by and following your lovely blog's twitter, FB and Pinterest. I blog @ Getting Healthy with Essential Oils

I am also inviting you to join Tiddle Diddle Handmade Shoppe's first giveaway event.

At January 17, 2013 at 9:27 PM , Blogger Unknown said...

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment and following me on Twitter, Pinterest & Facebook! I really appreciate that :) I'll head over and check out your giveaway right now. I hope I'm not too late.


At January 18, 2013 at 9:01 AM , Blogger Unknown said...

My husband and daughter love these! I don't care for onions, but I really like making these since they always come out looking so perfect. Makes me feel like my cooking is getting better! ;D

At January 22, 2013 at 3:07 PM , Blogger Unknown said...

Thanks for stopping by Toni! I know what you mean about cooking things for your husband and daughter even if you don't really like it. I do that same thing for my family all of the time!

At January 28, 2013 at 8:00 AM , Blogger Leslie Germain said...

Those onion rings look so yummy. Thanks for sharing. Visiting you from Craft o Maniac Monday.

At February 1, 2013 at 7:03 PM , Anonymous Kathie said...

Show and Tell Saturday at Sassy Little Lady is LIVE! I’d love to have you share your post!


At February 3, 2013 at 5:54 PM , Blogger Amy said...

Yum! I've always wanted to make homemade onion rings! Might have to try this!

At February 4, 2013 at 6:52 AM , Blogger Unknown said...

Thanks Kathie for the invite to your party! I went over and linked up right away :) I've also added your button to my "Link Parties" tab so that my other readers can find you too!

I have a weekend link party every weekend too that I'd love for you to join in on @The Weekend re-Treat

Hope to see you there next weekend!

At February 4, 2013 at 6:53 AM , Blogger Unknown said...

Thanks Amy for stopping by and commenting on my Onion Rings :)

At February 4, 2013 at 6:54 AM , Blogger Unknown said...

Don't you just love Craft O Maniac's link parties :) Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

I'd love for you to link up at my weekend link party @The Weekend re-Treat
that runs from Fri - Sun!

Hope to see you there!

At February 4, 2013 at 7:04 AM , Blogger Unknown said...

I just stopped by your cute blog and love it! New follower on GFC! I'd LOVE for you to link up at my weekend link party @The Weekend re-Treat
It runs from Fri - Sun!

Hope to see you there!

At February 8, 2013 at 4:35 PM , Blogger Kathy Shea Mormino, The Chicken Chick said...

Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!

Kathy Shea Mormino

The Chicken Chick

At February 18, 2013 at 3:47 PM , Blogger Danielle said...

Ooooh, yum! I have such a weakness for onion rings. Love them! Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays x

At February 20, 2013 at 2:14 PM , Blogger Designed Decor said...

This looks yummy! Thanks for linking up to Talkin about Thursday! I love the spaghetti recipe too!


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