cup all purpose flour
tablespoons white cornmeal
drops hot red pepper sauce
large onion, cut into 1/2 inch slices and separated into rings
- Prepare batter.
2 to 3 inches oil in deep fryer or use large saucepan to approximately
375º F (190º C).>
a few onion rings in batter and fry 2-3 minutes or until golden brown.
on paper towels.
Serve immediately or keep warm in 175º F oven.
|Did You Know?
|Shallots have the most
phenols, six times the amount found in Vidalia onion, the variety with
the lowest phenolic content. Shallots also have the most antioxidant
activity, followed by Western Yellow, pungent yellow (New York Bold),
Northern Red, Mexico, Empire Sweet, Western White, Peruvian Sweet,
Texas 1015, Imperial Valley Sweet, and Vidalia. Western Yellow onions
have the most flavonoids, eleven times the amount found in Western
White, the variety with the lowest flavonoid content.
For all varieties of onions, the more phenols and flavonoids
they contain, the more antioxidant and anti-cancer activity they
provide. When tested against liver and colon cancer cells, Western
Yellow, pungent yellow (New York Bold) and shallots were most effective
in inhibiting their growth. The milder-tasting varieties—Western White,
Peruvian Sweet, Empire Sweet, Mexico, Texas 1015, Imperial Valley
Sweet, and Vidalia—showed little cancer-fighting ability.
Shallots and ten other onion (Allium cepa L.) varieties
commonly available in the United States were evaluated: Western Yellow,
Northern Red, pungent yellow (New York Bold), Western White, Peruvian
Sweet, Empire Sweet, Mexico, Texas 1015, Imperial Valley Sweet, and
Vidalia. In general, the most pungent onions delivered many times the
benefits of their milder cousins.