Onion rings

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Onion rings

Postby Awayfromburnley » Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:22 am

What do people like about these?

I like onion and don’t mind a bit of crunchy batter on my fish, but combining what is effectively soggy onions with batter is wrong.

Now I think if you could have the onion raw within said batter, that would be great!

If you’ve ever tried Bobbys 39p onion ring crisps, they are a treat!
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Re: Onion rings

Postby Aclaret » Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:31 am

This is why I love Up The Clarets.......having a peep on the site and finding a post on Battered Onion Rings :D
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Re: Onion rings

Postby Steve1956 » Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:33 am

So do you like onion rings or not I'm confused,on the other hand I love Pickled onion Monster Munch.

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Re: Onion rings

Postby FactualFrank » Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:46 am

Onion rings seem to be different wherever I have them. Some are a soggy mess, and taste disgusting, whereas some are really nice, crispy and not dripping wet. So for me it totally depends on where you buy/order them.

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Re: Onion rings

Postby Awayfromburnley » Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:47 am

No I don’t like onion rings, of the type you get with a steak for example.

The onion is mush and tasteless. If the onion was raw or partly raw within the batter, that would be ace.

I love onion ring crisps though!

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Re: Onion rings

Postby Steve1956 » Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:50 am

Banny's at Boundary Mill do lovely onion rings.

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Re: Onion rings

Postby Steve1956 » Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:51 am

Awayfromburnley wrote:No I don’t like onion rings, of the type you get with a steak for example.

The onion is mush and tasteless. If the onion was raw or partly raw within the batter, that would be ace.

I love onion ring crisps though!

Do you like pickled onion Monster Munch though?

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Re: Onion rings

Postby cricketfieldclarets » Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:52 am

Onion rings are amazing! In fact anything battered is. Just ask Danny Drinkwater :shock:

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Re: Onion rings

Postby Steve1956 » Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:54 am

FactualFrank wrote:Onion rings seem to be different wherever I have them. Some are a soggy mess, and taste disgusting, whereas some are really nice, crispy and not dripping wet. So for me it totally depends on where you buy/order them.

A dripping wet onion ring? ......are you getting confused with summat else there Frankie boy?

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Re: Onion rings

Postby FactualFrank » Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:01 am

The only thing I can decipher from this thread is that Steve1956 had a good night last night and will soon be going through the hangover stage. :)

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Re: Onion rings

Postby ksrclaret » Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:02 am

Steve1956 wrote:A dripping wet onion ring? ......are you getting confused with summat else there Frankie boy?


Don’t be filthy Steve m8 u got a dirty mind u have Steve m8 :D :D :D :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Onion rings

Postby Dyched » Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:09 am

Onion rings are mega good.

Onion ring crisps are wrong, plain wrong. While I’m here I’ll also say whoever created those Walkers French Fry crisps needs his brain testing for sickness. Disgusting human being, absolute disgusting. Dirty *******.

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Re: Onion rings

Postby bfcmatt » Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:35 am

mix some plain flour salt and paprika together and dip your sliced onion rings in milk then in the flour then in hot fat for a few seconds and they are brilliant. I used to have to make them like this at northcote to go with the black pudding with mustard and nettle sauce. you don't need loads of soggy batter on them

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Re: Onion rings

Postby Steve1956 » Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:37 am

bfcmatt wrote:mix some plain flour salt and paprika together and dip your sliced onion rings in milk then in the flour then in hot fat for a few seconds and they are brilliant. I used to have to make them like this at northcote to go with the black pudding with mustard and nettle sauce. you don't need loads of soggy batter on them

Black Pudding & Onion Rings ....a match made in heaven.
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Re: Onion rings

Postby wickdkewlclaret » Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:40 am

Batter is always way to thick, if they were like Tempura batter, that would be quality.

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Re: Onion rings

Postby Darnhill Claret » Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:48 am

Prefer the onion rings to be in breadcrumbs.
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Re: Onion rings

Postby Bosscat » Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:11 am

We buy Aunt Bessies Onion Rings in Morrisons and always have some on Steak Night mmmmmmm lovely

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Re: Onion rings

Postby Lowbankclaret » Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:18 am

Until you have eaten a bloomin onion you don’t know what you have missed. Outback Steakhouse in the US. Think you can get it at the Manchester one!

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Re: Onion rings

Postby cocotheclaret » Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:09 am

Dyched wrote:Onion rings are mega good.

Onion ring crisps are wrong, plain wrong. While I’m here I’ll also say whoever created those Walkers French Fry crisps needs his brain testing for sickness. Disgusting human being, absolute disgusting. Dirty *******.


I’ll take your French fries and raise you with Twiglets :shock: :shock: now they are seriously nasty!!!

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Re: Onion rings

Postby ClaretTony » Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:12 am

Bosscat wrote:We buy Aunt Bessies Onion Rings in Morrisons and always have some on Steak Night mmmmmmm lovely


Aunt Bessie - she's one hard working woman isn't she? No wonder she always has rosy cheeks. Morrisons you say? I've seen her in Tesco too.
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Re: Onion rings

Postby Croydon Claret » Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:28 am

If you're of a certain age then this would have come to mind at the mention of onion rings

https://youtu.be/_M1372Z1Ldg
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Re: Onion rings

Postby Local cricketer » Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:31 am

Once in lanzarote and the wife couldn't believe we had found a hotel that did onion rings.

Bit in and discovered it was calamari

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Re: Onion rings

Postby Rileybobs » Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:36 am

Local cricketer wrote:Once in lanzarote and the wife couldn't believe we had found a hotel that did onion rings.

Bit in and discovered it was calamari


Why did she order calamari? :lol:

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Re: Onion rings

Postby Local cricketer » Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:38 am

Rileybobs wrote:Why did she order calamari? :lol:



It was help yourself with nothing to say what it was.

They did look like onion rings to be fair

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Re: Onion rings

Postby Dark Cloud » Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:51 am

Can't stand 'em. Either the crisps or the deep fired battered garbage that they often put as a "side" on burgers and the like in pubs. Greasy, sloppy, stodgy and slimy. (Not that the burgers are always much better! :roll: )

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Re: Onion rings

Postby MrTopTier » Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:54 am

Love onion rings, always makes me think of this song though.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gyx5g5L91tg

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Re: Onion rings

Postby Clarets4me » Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:58 am

bfcmatt wrote:mix some plain flour salt and paprika together and dip your sliced onion rings in milk then in the flour then in hot fat for a few seconds and they are brilliant. I used to have to make them like this at northcote to go with the black pudding with mustard and nettle sauce. you don't need loads of soggy batter on them


From memory, those onion rings were very delicate and served with Black pudding, quenelles of Rainbow trout and the sauce ... undoubtedly the best starter I've ever had ....

The ones the OP are referring to, I think, are the frozen one's you are served up at takeaways and some chain restaurants where there is nothing recognizable as onion present. Higher Buck at Waddington & Aspinall Arms at Mitton both do excellent " proper " onion rings although they are just a pipedream for me at present, due to MrsClarets4me's strict efforts to turn me into less of a man than I currently am !! :( :(
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