Homemade Onion Rings

Would this work with shallots too? We can’t see why not.

-Peel and slice 2 large yellow onions into ¼ inch rings (or a little wider) and separate them into rings. Set aside.

-Heat 2 inches of oil in a deep pot (cast iron works well).

-Pour 1 cup milk or buttermilk into a bowl. Set aside.

-Mix together the following in a medium sized bowl:

1 cup flour

1 cup cornmeal

A pinch of sea salt and some freshly ground black pepper

-When the oil reaches about 365 degrees, drop a handful of onions into the milk.

-Take the onions out of the milk and drop into the flour.

-Toss to coat and gently shake off excess coating.

-Add the onion rings to the hot oil, making sure not to crowd them.  

-Fry, stirring occasionally until crisp and golden, 3 minutes for the first side and 1 minute or so for the 2nd side. 

-Use a slotted spoon to remove the onions to a plate lined with paper towel.  

-Repeat with the remaining onions, you will have to make several batches.  

-Sprinkle with sea salt and pepper and serve immediately.