Thursday, May 7, 2009

Walla Walla Sweet Onion Rings

Around here the end of June/beginning of July is all about Walla Walla Sweet Onions. We wait with baited breath for them to be ready. It is all we dream about. Although the asparagus and strawberries are usually ready first, nothing says summer to us like our sweet onions. The onions we're growing in the garden aren't ready yet but the farmers plant a lot earlier than we do so they are definitely available at the farm stands. The other day I got a 10lb bag for $4.50...not a bad price for the best onions in the world.

So, last night we had Walla Walla Sweet onion rings with our dinner. They were fantastic. A great crunchy coating and then a burst of sweet juicy onion. I could eat these every night. I paired them with BBQ chicken, field fresh peas and fresh was a perfect summer meal!

Walla Walla Sweet Onion Rings

3/4 cup flour
2/3 cup milk
1 egg
1 TB canola oil

Mix ingredients together until smooth. Slice an onion or two (how many depends on how large your onions are and how many people you are feeding)in 1/4 inch slices and separate into rings. Drop in coating and take out with fork, allowing excess batter to drip off. Fry in about 1 inch oil heated to 365 for 2 - 3 minutes. Rings can be kept hot in 300 oven but they aren't as crispy that way.


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