What do you do when someone gives you an onion the size of your head? We’re talking 3.6 kilos of pure onion, that’s 8 pounds if you don’t do euro. It’s a lot of onion. And about the only thing you can make with a lot of onion is… onion soup, right? Wrong! You can pimp the biggest onion rings you’ve seen this side of Texas.
The giant onion came from a friend of a friend who has an allotment. Long story. Not the sort of thing you’ll find in Sainsburys, in fact you’ll have to trawl a fair few agricultural shows if you ever want to try this recipe.
You’ll need: 1 giant onion, 2 eggs, 1.5 cups of flour, 1 cup of milk, a teaspoon of salt and a lot of vegetable oil.
Start by mixing the eggs, flour, milk and salt until it forms a batter. If your courage fails you, you can make pancakes with this mix 🙂
Now peel the onion. You will need a very large knife and a box of tissues. Big onion, big bloody smelly onion. We had to keep it in the shed after we got it. And the outside bits got a bit gooey, eeeugh. Nevertheless, we soldiered on.
Cutting an oversized onion is actually quite tricky. Not much to grip on. We recommend a very large, very sharp knife. Et voila! It’s onion, it’s a ring! Now for the deep frying…
Lots of oil, into the pan.
Dip the onion into the batter…
Ah, the ring of fire. Just look at all that greasy goodness.
One portion of funion rings, coming up!