Who doesn’t like onion rings?! I know I like them!
Growing up, there was a time when onion rings were hugely fashionable! You found them at every fast food restaurant’s menu. I don’t know why but this cloudy weather today reminded me of this yummy snack. I guess because most of my early memories are of growing up in the harsh winters of Amman. So when it gets cloudy, early memories come up and food is a big part of those memories!
I remember my mum making these alongside homemade chicken burgers, when we used to get snowed in for a couple of days. When snowed in – in Amman, or at least back then – there was absolutely nothing to do! We were just simply stuck at home! The streets would get blocked and the cars at times hidden under the snow… Added to that, mum had to manage us all with loads of energy and no outlet. After playing with the snow and complaining that we are bored, she used to prepare this meal for us, and have us help her in the kitchen. I always loved adding onion rings on top of my chicken burger drizzling the whole thing with her delicious home prepared mustard sauce on top!!! Mmmmm- heaven! And a very good break from our otherwise very healthy eating routine.
So here is the recipe for the onion rings and I also included a video for you for Martha Stewart’s onion rings as I love how she explains different onion types and want to encourage us to experiment with different onion types as well as appreciate the variations that mother earth gifts us. It’s good to have both recipes anyway, variety is always good.