Fried onions become even more exciting when you fry cheese into them, which melts gently inside and adds an irresistible texture and flavor.
The first thing you might think of when fried onion rings come into your mind is how much work it takes. It is true that it takes a lot of fuss to separate the onion rings and dip them one by one in batter, but once you get the hang of it, it is no more time-consuming than a traditional dish made in a traditional batter with breadcrumbs.
If you like fried vegetables, you can also try this recipe using mushrooms, breaded in a slightly spicier batter, and served with a dipping sauce. Cauliflowers are also wonderful when fried in a batter, but if you do not want to bread them, you can replace breadcrumbs with Parmesan. You can also fry onion rings in beer batter.
If you are feeling adventurous, prepare this recipe with cheese added to the onion rings. The cheese melts when fried, giving the dish an exciting texture.
Ingredients for 4 servings
- 2 onions (large)
- 3 slices of cheese (Gouda)
- 120 g flour
- 2 eggs
- 120 g breadcrumbs
- Oil for frying
- Salt and pepper to taste
Cut the onions into thicker than usual rings. Remove the two outer layers, and set aside the rest, as they will not be needed. Cut the sliced cheese into narrow strips lengthways. Place the cheese strips neatly between the two onion rings. Put the onion rings in the freezer for half an hour. Meanwhile, prepare the ingredients for the batter.
Dip the onion rings into the breaded batter. To prevent the batter from falling off during frying, make sure to shake off any excess flour before rolling the onion rings in the eggs. Heat the oil in a frying pan, then lower the heat a little and fry both sides of the onion rings for 2-3 minutes until the batter turns golden brown. This way the onions will turn soft, but not too soft.