Dear Potatoes,

I am sorry I blamed you entirely for the smell in the pantry.
Your distant cousin, onion, made a contribution too. But don't worry.
He met a similar fate as you.
Signed, Tarnation
P.S. You were delicious.

Fried Onion Rings

An easy way to use up a lot of onions fast. Light and crunchy. Great on burgers. This recipe is great for deep frying vegetables, chicken or fish too.

Wash, peel and slice onions to desired thickness.
Grab your favorite pancake mix and make a batch. Or make up pancake batter from scratch. Either way buttermilk pancake batter is good. (I used up my rock hard buttermilk powder.) Mix until smooth.
Add extra salt and pepper to taste. Taste the batter to check. I use about an extra 1/2 t. of salt for every 2 cups of mix or flour.
Separate the onion slices into rings and stir into pancake batter. Refrigerate until very cold, at least an hour. Cold is the key!

Heat 1 to 2 quarts of oil in a large pot to 375 degrees or use a deep fryer and follow the manufacturer's instructions. Scoop out onion rings one at a time out of batter, letting the extra batter drain off briefly. Place into hot oil and fry until golden. Turn over and fry other side. Only fry a few at a time so onion rings won't stick together. Remove with a slotted spoon. Drain on paper towel.

Invite lots of people over and watch them disappear. Or eat them all yourself. Not that I would ever do that.

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