My new favourite Cheat Day recipe. These Shallot Rings are full of flavour, and super easy to make. I cheat, on my diet, and the recipe. Join me!
These things rule!
I’m going to be brutally honest with you. As always.
I thought I invented these when I made them. I thought I had a genius idea that no one else had ever thought of.
A few days after I made them I googled them just to be sure. I mean you don’t go declaring yourself a genius without making sure it’s true. Sadly I did not invent them. Other people have made them. I almost cried. Then I made more Shallot Rings, shrugged and moved on with my day. It’s what I do.
I mean, what I do when I’m not shoving Shallot Rings in my piehole.
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- 10 shallots, sliced like onion rings
- Canola oil for frying
- 1 cup flour
- Dash salt and pepper
- 2 cups dry pancake mix
- Dash of salt and pepper
- 1 cup fizzy water (I use evian)
- Turn on your deep fryer, or pour some oil in a large dutch oven and use a thermometer to monitor the temperature on the stove stop, bring it to about 375 degrees F.
- Slice your shallots like you would onion rings. You want circles similar to an onion ring. It's okay if some are bigger or smaller. It's all good.
- In one bowl combine the flour, salt and pepper. Mix and set aside.
- In another large bowl combine the pancake mix, salt, and pepper with fizzy water. Whisk briefly till smooth, but still the odd lump.
- Now dunk the shallot in the flour mixture first, then immediately dunk it in the pancake batter, then drop in the hot oil. Cook for a few minutes until they turn golden brown. This will take a few minutes, probably 5 or 6. Do in small batches so they don't stick together.
- Remove from the oil with a spider tool and place them on a paper towel lined plate to drain off excess fat.
- You can sprinkle with more salt and pepper if you like. I don't care for it much, it's a personal choice.
- Serve with a big old genius shallot ring smile!
I don’t know about you but I am one serious shallot fan. I like them better than onions. I use them in so many dishes and any excuse to make something with them is a good day in my book. I can’t get enough shallots in my life. Now I get to make Shallot Rings any time I feel like it. Life is good. So are shallot rings.
Sorry, generally I hate shots with my fingers in there but I just had to show you the inside of these things. So good. Honestly you are going to fall in love with these things. I know I did.
Toodles and smoochies! xx