Tastes of Hawaii Recipe – Crispy Maui Onion Rings From Kauai's Old Plantation Days
Week 20—Crispy Maui Onion Rings!
Crispy Maui Onion Rings Recipe
- 4 large Maui (sweet) onions
- 1 cup Hawaiian Buttermilk Pancake Mix
- ½ cup cornstarch
- ½ tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. chili powder (optional)
- ¾ cup ice water or cold beer
- Oil for deep frying
Cut onions into slices 1/2 in. thick; separate into rings. Combine buttermilk pancake mix, cornstarch, ice water (or cold beer), and salt mixing only until blended. One tsp. chili powder can be added to the batter, if desired. Heat oil for deep frying to 375 degrees. Place several onion rings in the batter, allow extra batter to drop off. Cook onion rings in hot oil and brown evenly on both sides. Drain on absorbent paper. Makes 6 servings.
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