• Ingredients:

    ½ cup all purpose flour

    ¼ cup cornstarch

    big pinch cayenne pepper

    several shakes black pepper

    1 cup cold club soda

    2-3 cups Panko bread crumbs (this is important!)

    2 large sweet onions

    2-3 cups vegetable oil for frying

    fine salt

    Directions:

    Whisk together flour, cornstarch, spices, club soda until smooth. Refrigerate 10 minutes.

    Meanwhile spread Panko in a shallow bowl and cut onions into thick ¾" rings.

    Heat oil to 350ºF

    Stir batter once more, thinning with additional water if necessary (should be a little thicker than pancake batter) and use a fork to dip onion rings into batter.

    Let excess drip off, then coat in Panko.

    Fry onion rings 2-3 minutes until golden.

    Drain on paper, sprinkle with salt, serve hot.