Easy Onion Rings and Sauteed Sausages

Hi folks. I’m back with a few easy recipes. One is a “Mini-me favourite”, my daughter loves these sausages. I buy the mild Italian sausage at Costco, they are really good. The brand I buy is “deli cart jumbo sausage” and they are a precooked smoked pork sausage. Sometimes I like to saute them and sometimes I do them on the bar-b-q. Best ones I’ve come across.

I also did an old favourite that I do not think I’ve made for about 15 years. Thought I’d see if I can still do it. Super easy to do, honestly a monkey could make these onion rings. So good and really isn’t easy always a good thing? I sure think it is. It is messy though so fair warning. You could use a fork for dipping them but it’s just so much more fun to dunk your fingers in the batter. Maybe it’s the 5 year old in me, who knows. I love being messy with them. Somehow I think it makes them taste better.

So here’s a meal you can make in under 20 minutes if you are a fast dipper. Let me know what you think. I so enjoyed having them again. Ate way too many. You know when you get a tummy ache after you eat that you went a bit too far. But it’s soooooo worth it!

Easy Onion Rings:

1 large sweet onion or spanish onion
2 cups prepared pancake batter ( I used packaged which I rarely do but my Sis sends the best brand on earth)
Oil (if you don’t have a deep fryer it will take about 2ish quarts of oil in a deep pan)


Start your deep fryer or heat up oil in a pan.

Cut each end of the onion and peel it.

Slice the onion into rings. I’d say they are about 1/2 inch thick. Pop them out of the middle until they are all separated. Set aside.

Mix up pancake batter, it should be a bit thicker than normal so it sticks better to the onion.

Dunk each onion piece into the batter. Coat evenly. Drop in hot oil a few at a time so they have room and don’t touch each other.

Cook for a few minutes on each side and remove with tongs. Set on a plate lined with paper towel. You’ll have to do quite a few batches but it goes really quick so they stay warm. If not just dunk them back down for 20ish seconds before serving.

Sauteed Sausages:

1 package sausage
Olive oil


Cut sausages into thin pieces.

Spray a saute pan with non stick spray. Pour in enough olive oil to just cover the bottom of the pan. Turn pan on medium/low heat.

Put all the sausages in pan and cook until they are golden brown. Don’t cook at too high of heat or they’ll burn instead of going golden. You may need a bit more olive oil if they get too dry.

Stir often so no pieces get too dark. Should take 10-12 minutes. Once they are golden brown remove and lay on paper towels to drain off excess oil. Serve alone or put out some dipping condiments. We like ketchup or mustard with it.

So like I said this is one of the easiest meals you can make. Not healthy or low fat but every now and then it’s good to be a bit bad. Hope you enjoy. Pic below is the meal I had.

So try this out and feel free to leave some feedback. I always enjoy hearing from people. Hope everyone is well and enjoying this bizarre spring weather.

On a personal note here’s a shout out for our horse Ginger’s birthday today. She’s 24 years young. Had a good day with her. Brought her a couple of gifts and had a good day with her.

Dessert posting to follow. You will fall on the floor over these ones. So good!!

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  1. Rita'z R-tistic Ramblez says

    Oooh, girlfriend you are evil 😉 I can't wait to try the onion rings. My daughter and I buy them all ever time we go to the local grocery store's deli together. Then we eat them before we can even get home LOL

  2. Kim Bee says

    SOOO not healthy!! But oh so good. I found another recipe for beer battered ones I will be trying at some point as well. These are so easy. I forgot how much I love onion rings. I may regret reminding myself.

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