Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 2 tablespoons instant mashed potatoes
- big pinch of cayenne
- 1 cup cold club soda
- 2-3 cups panko (Japanese-style breadcrumbs), or as needed
- fine salt to taste
- vegetable oil for frying
- 2-3 yellow onions, cut into 1/4-inch rings
Remove batter from the fridge and check for consistency. The mixture should resemble a slightly thick pancake batter. More club soda can be added to adjust. Working in batches, use a fork to coat the onion rings in the batter, let the excess drip off, and then toss in the panko to coat on both sides.
Fry for about 2-3 minutes, turning over in the oil halfway through, until crispy and golden brown. Drain on a rack, and serve warm, sprinkled with salt.
Note: Regular breadcrumbs can be used, but the panko makes for a much crispier onion ring.