Ingredients

How to make it

  • 1. Place 1 3/4 cups flour, the baking powder, and salt in a large bowl and whisk to mix.
  • 2. Place 2 cups of the milk, the eggs, vinegar, and hot sauce in another bowl and whisk until blended, then pour into the flour mixture and whisk until just blended; do not overmix. Stir in the sliced onions and let the batter rest for 30 minutes. It should be slightly thicker than heavy cream. If it isn't, sprinkle in a little more flour. If it's too thick, add a little more milk. The batter should look somewhat free-form, not doughy.
  • 3. Preheat the oven to its lowest setting.
  • 4. Pour vegetable oil to a depth of 4 inches into a large, heavy saucepan and heat to 375°F on a deep-fry thermometer. Drop the onion fritter batter into the hot oil by the tablespoonful, a few at a time, and fry, turning once, until the fritters are golden brown on both sides, about 3 minutes in all. The fritters will have an irregular, spiderlike look, with a few loose pieces of onion escaping here and there. Check a fritter by breaking it open to see if the center Is cooked; it it still seems unset, cook 1 minute more. Drain on paper towels. Place the fritters in the oven to keep warm while you finish frying them all. Serve on a doily-lined platter with small bowls of dipping sauces, spicy to creamy.

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    " It was excellent "
    marky90 ate it and said...
    How did I miss this??? Saved to enjoy when not on my diet!! hahah Thanks-Marky
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    " It was excellent "
    sparow64 ate it and said...
    Another keeper! LOVE it!
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  • gapeach55 5 years ago
    These look delicious. I love stuff like this. I just love to snack.Who am I kidding, I just love good food.
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    " It was excellent "
    brianna ate it and said...
    Love fritters of any kind & these look delicious. Definately a '5'
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    " It was excellent "
    lunasea ate it and said...
    I actually saved this recipe the other day when I got it from Epicurious in an email. I was thinking how delightful and delicious it looked and I was also intrigued by the tamarind dipping sauce recipe that came with it. I'll be trying these very soon. Thanks for posting the recipe, Mark - and we must have similar tastes. Great recipe - you get a high 5 from me. :) Vickie
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  • markeverett 5 years ago
    Natalie -
    At a restaurant that I worked for used to soak yellow onions overnight in buttermilk to make them sweeter before battering them. That might work for you... EVERYONE thanks for the kind compliments!
    Mark
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    " It was excellent "
    cardinal54 ate it and said...
    Hi Mark, Yum Yum Yum. what else can I say? %er for sure. Lucy
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    " It was excellent "
    fizzle3nat ate it and said...
    These would be really delicious. Vidalias, while delicious, are a little more expensive and they're not readily available here. However, as I live in Washington state, we have fresh Walla Walla sweets available to us right now. I could probably substitute those for the Vidalias with equally delicious results. Thanks for sharing! I'll let you know how they turned out. :) - Natalie
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    " It was excellent "
    chefelaine ate it and said...
    Delicious VIDALIAS! FIVE, and thanks :+D
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    " It was excellent "
    lanacountry ate it and said...
    hEY mARK...I live right near the heart of
    vidalia onions land ..so will put this to test
    for you.. Happy weekend my friend!! A++
    55555 :)
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