Tempura Onion Rings

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Tempura Onion Rings

Prep: 20 minutes Cook: 30 minutes
Serves: 8
2 large onions, preferably vidalia, cut into 1/4 inch thick rings
Vegetable oil, for frying
Ice
1 1/4 cups flour
1/3 cup cornstarch
1 Tbsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 1/4 cups ice water
Ketchup or ranch dressing, for dipping

1.In a large bowl of cold water, soak the onions for 10 to 15 minutes. Drain on paper towels.
2.Meanwhile, in a large, deep pot or skillet, heat enough oil to reach a depth of 2 inches over medium-high heat until registers 360 degress on a deep-fry themometer. Fill a large bowl halfway with ice. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cornstarch, baking powder and salt. Add the ice water and stir until a thin batter forms. Place the batter bowl inside the bowl of ice.
3.Using tongs, coat the onion rings with the batter, letting the excess drip pff. Working in batches, drop the rings into the oil and fry until light golden, 2 1/2 to 3 minutes. Using the tongs, tranfer the rings to paper towels to drain; return the oil to 360 between batches. Serve the onin rings with your choice of dripping sauce, ketchup or ranch dressing. ENJOY!!

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