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Onion Rings

  • Timer Prep 10 min
    Cook 15 min
  • Chef hat Easy


Chill the soda water. Skin and remove the second layer of the large white onions.


  1. 1 Heat the oil gently in a deep fryer over a medium heat – it will start to shimmer when ready.
  2. 2 Whisk together the soda water, plain flour, cornflour and a large pinch of salt to form a batter.
  3. 3 Add the ice cubes to the mixture and keep cool. Put a kettle of water on to boil.
  4. 4 Slice the onion into rounds about 1cm thick and place in a large heatproof bowl.
  5. 5 Pour over the boiling water and stir well. Drain and pat dry.
  6. 6 Dip the onion rings in the batter.
  7. 7 Drop them into the oil one at a time (cook about 10 in one batch) and increase the heat if necessary so they continue to fry.
  8. 8 When the onion rings float to the surface, cook for a further 1 minute, then drain on kitchen paper before serving.