I don't mean that as an insult. It is just that she doesn't get all caught up in appearances or trying new things.
So, there are a few things that she can do GREAT! She is not an experimental cook. She really only makes a few different meals and she just rotates them around so you don't notice it is the same stuff.
My whole life, when there was a special occasion, she would make Steaks or Hamburgers and Onion Rings. The power is in the onion rings. They are the best onion rings I have ever eaten. Everyone loves them. L.O.V.E.
The trouble in trying to share the recipe is that there really isn't a recipe. I will tell you how I do it.
Milk (we use almond)
All Purpose Flour
Grab yourself 2 or 3 onions. Any kind will do, but try to get a Sweet yellow. Slice the onion and separate the slices into rings.
Put all the rings in a bowl and pour some milk over them and let them soak. For my family, I pour over the onion rings almond milk. I have used soy, almond and cow milk. I really can't tell a difference in the out come, so use whatever your family drinks.
Get a large pot and heat up some oil. I used Smart Balance oil. Put enough oil in the pot so it is at least 3 inches deep. I don't measure the temperature of the oil, but I think you would go for 350 degrees.
Pour the milk off the onion rings. Pour some flour over the onion rings and give them a shake so that they will be coated with flour. I used all purpose flour.
Fry the onion rings to the oil in batches, so you don't over crowd your pot. This always takes a little longer than I think it should. I think it takes around 10-12 minutes to get the onions to a pretty golden brown, giving them a little flip half way through. You have to stand right there watching them. They will go from beautiful to burnt in a skinny minute.
When you put the onion rings on the paper towels to drain, sprinkle them with some salt. Here is the part that sounds weird, but you MUST do it. Sprinkle the onion rings with some sugar. I know that might sound weird, but it is so important here. A little sprinkle of sugar takes these onion rings to a whole new level.
Here is another look at them. They will always mean family celebration to me. Make you some and celebrate a little.
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