Onion Rings and Scallion Tempura

One batter, two veggies and you get to devour two crunchy deep fried appetizer…

Onion rings and tempuras are my favorite deep fried appetizers. I had the best onion rings at Clementine’s restaurant located in downtown South haven, MI. We had been a frequent visitor to South Haven during summer and used to stop at this restaurant just to taste their homemade onion rings. Since then I wanted to try onion rings in my kitchen and it took a while for me to make this.

Recently I had scallion tempuras in a restaurant and that was my inspiration to try tempuras with scallions.

I used the same batter to make onion rings and scallion tempuras. They came out crunchy and puffed up.

Onion Rings and Scallion Tempuras:

Ingredients:

For making batter:

  • Flour- 1 1/4 cups
  • Cornstarch- 1/3 cup
  • Chili powder- 1tsp
  • Baking powder- 1 tbsp
  • Salt- 1 tsp
  • Ice water- 1 cup + 2 tbsp
  • Scallions or green onions, cut 3 inches long- 4 stalks

  • Onion, cut into 1/4 inch thick rings- 2
  • Vegetable oil- for frying

Instruction:

  • In a large bowl of cold water, soak the onions for 15 minutes. Drain on paper towels.

  • Fill in a large bowl, halfway with ice.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, salt and chili powder.

  • Add the ice water and stir until a thin batter forms. If the batter is thick add more water to thin down.

  • Place the batter bowl inside the bowl of ice.
  • In a deep fryer or skillet, heat enough oil for frying.
  • Using tongs, dip the scallions and onion rings in the batter, letting the excess drip off.


  • Drop the rings and scallions in batches into the oil and deep fry until golden.

  • Using a slotted spoon, transfer the rings and scallions to a paper towel.

  • Serve the onion rings and scallion tempuras with tomato ketchup.

 

Onion Rings and Scallion Tempura
 
Ingredients
For making batter
  • Flour- 1¼ cups
  • Cornstarch- ⅓ cup
  • Chili powder- 1tsp
  • Baking powder- 1 tbsp
  • Salt- 1 tsp
  • Ice water- 1 cup + 2 tbsp
  • Scallions or green onions, cut 3 inches long- 4 stalks
  • Onion, cut into ¼ inch thick rings- 2
  • Vegetable oil- for frying
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl of cold water, soak the onions for 15 minutes. Drain on paper towels.
  2. Fill in a large bowl, halfway with ice.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, salt and chili powder.
  4. Add the ice water and stir until a thin batter forms. If the batter is thick add enough water to thin down.
  5. Place the batter bowl inside the bowl of ice.
  6. In a deep fryer or skillet, heat enough oil for frying.
  7. Using tongs, dip the scallions and onion rings in the batter, letting the excess drip off.
  8. Drop the rings and scallions in batches into the oil and deep fry until golden.
  9. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the rings and scallions to a paper towel.
  10. Serve the onion rings and scallion tempuras with tomato ketchup.

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