Just because many drive-thru’s are now open and soon restaurants will be, we discovered that today is world onion ring day. The first to make it a thing in SA was spur, with every burger or dish ordered, you’d get those famous onion rings. Nowadays, you can buy them frozen in the store, but then then those who make their own. Who’s a fan?
The origin of the onion rings is actually somewhat mysterious, but we do know that in 1802 a recipe was published in”The Art of Cookery Made Easy and Refined.” This recipe describes a process of dipping 1⁄2” onion rings dipped into a rather flavourful mixture of flour with creams and cheeses and then boiling them in a vat of lard. National Onion Rings Day recognises a batter-dipped, deep-fried bite of deliciousness that runs rings around other appetisers. Many agree onion rings taste best hot from the fryer. Whether you dip them in a sauce or not is up to you. There are plenty to choose from these days, too. Sweet, spicy, salt and vinegar, and everything in between.
Following on the heels of this was a suggestion to serve it with a sauce made of a mixture of mustard and butter.
Here’s a delicious onion ring recipe to try:-