Nom Nom; Onions
Onions are used as a vegetable and can be used to flavour and improve many popular dishes. They are thought to have been used as a source of food for thousands of years. Traces of onion remains have been found in Bronze Age Settlements and it's thought they were cultivated around the same time as leeks and garlic.
Nom it yourself!
Onion rings are incredibly easy to make and take just a few key ingredients. They're not the most nutritious thing to eat but can be fantastic for a treat every so often. Ingredients:
~ 1 large onion cut into 1 cm sliced with the rings separated
~ Oil (for deep frying)
~ 150g Self Raising Flour
~ 180ml Sparkling Water Method
~ Heat the oil to 180c in a heavy pan no fuller than 1/3 full. Put the flower and sparkling water in a bowl and season - whisk together to form a batter.
~ Coat a small batch of the rings of onion with the batter. Carefully lower it into the hot oil and fry until crisp and golden (2 - 3 minutes).
~ Remove with a slotted spoon and place on a piece of kitchen towel to drain - repeat with the remaining onions and batter!