Crispy Onion Rings


How to Prepare

   Spanish golden onions (3)

   Salt (to taste)

   Garlic powder (½ tsp.)

   Chicken stock (½ cup)

   Egg (1 – large)

   Cornmeal (1 cup)

   Baking powder (1 tbsp.)


   Paprika (½ tsp.)

   Thyme (½ tsp.)

   Bread crumbs (2 cups – non-flavored)

   Flour (¾ cup – non-enriched, non-               bleached)

   Freshly ground black pepper (to taste)

   Vito & Joe’s Extra Virgin Olive Oil

   Sunflower or peanut oil (for frying)

   Parmesan cheese (¾ cup – grated)




  1. Remove the top and bottom from the onion. Remove the peel being careful to keep the onions in ring-form. 
  2. Slice the onions into ¼ inch slices. 
  3. Put the onions in a bowl and separate slices into individual rings. 
  4. In a separate bowl, begin preparing your batter. 
  5. Whisk eggs, add chicken stock, flour, baking powder, a splash of Vito & Joe’s Extra Virgin Olive Oil, a splash of Grappa or wine, salt and pepper to taste
    1. Can substitute Grappa or wine for club soda if you prefer non-alcoholic)
  6.  In a separate bowl, mix your breadcrumbs, cornmeal, flour, garlic powder, thyme, grated parmesan cheese, paprika, salt and pepper to taste. 
  7. Fill a pot with you sunflower or peanut oil and bring to 350 degrees. 
  8. Coat your onion rings first in the batter and then the breadcrumbs. 
    1. Be careful to use separate forks for each layer. 
  9. Put onion rings in the pre-heated oil until browned. a. Only do 4 -5 onion rings at a time to ensure consistent oil temperature and browning consistency. 
  10. Remove onion rings to cookie sheets when browned. 
  11. Sprinkle with salt to taste when finished. Enjoy!