1 large onion, cut into 1/4 inch slices
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk, or as needed
3/4 cup dry bread crumbs
seasoned salt to taste
1 quart oil for frying, or as needed
1.Heat the oil in a deep-fryer to 365 degrees F (185 degrees C).
2.Separate the onion slices into rings, and set aside. In a small bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder and salt.
3.Dip the onion slices into the flour mixture until they are all coated; set aside. Whisk the egg and milk into the flour mixture using a fork. Dip the floured rings into the batter to coat, then place on a wire rack to drain until the batter stops dripping. The wire rack may be placed over a sheet of aluminum foil for easier clean up. Spread the bread crumbs out on a plate or shallow dish. Place rings one at a time into the crumbs, and scoop the crumbs up over the ring to coat. Give it a hard tap as you remove it from the crumbs. The coating should cling very well. Repeat with remaining rings.
4.Deep fry the rings a few at a time for 2 to 3 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove to paper towels to drain. Season with seasoning salt, and serve.
I'm thinking about doing the unthinkable and starting a second blog. I've had the idea floating around in my head for quite a while, but it's taking me a long time to decide to actually do it. Without revealing the exact theme, I will tell you that it involves books and cooking. Which means I would actually need to try new recipes, many of which will involve a lot of improvising, and post them online. Have you seen the movie "Julie and Julia?" Julie decides to make something from Julia Child's cookbook EVERY DAY and blog about what she made, and finish in a year. This--if I ever get it going--will be something along those lines, but not quite; I will tell you that I will NOT try and attempt this every day for a year; in fact I think I'll be lucky to get in more than one post a month. I was actually thinking about starting it this weekend, but since I have so much to do getting ready for school and all (plus I have some domestic chores I'm hoping to catch up on) I'm not too optimistic about that. Certain things are going out of season, though, and if I don't start it soon it will put me out of synch. Anyway, it might happen, it might not; stay tuned and be patient! :)
I've already been at this post for more than 30 minutes. I need to hurry up and get off here so I can start my day.
I have a lot of blogs that I follow, and I wish I could read every post on every one of them, but if I did that I wouldn't do anything else. I want you to check out one particular blog, though, that I ALWAYS read (even if I have to play catch-up from time to time): it's Small Things, written by my friend Ginny. I started following her blog because I've known her for several years, and her oldest son was in Kindergarten with Moe at the Montessori school. Ginny posts beautiful stories and photos about her family and their everyday activities--including accounts of their recent endeavor to raise laying hens. They seem to be doing a great job with that so far.I'm hoping over the weekend to play with my blog and try and make my own photos bigger like hers, and I've gotten some tips about how to do that from Allison at A Broken Fortress. I might add a few more links to the sidebar, too. Wish me luck!
No 30-minute blog today. That was wishful thinking. Enjoy, and be sure to check out Jennifer's Conversion Diary for her 7 Quick Takes post for this week! She has created a blogging phenomenon with this meme. Thanks, Jennifer!