Third Graders Make Home-Grown Onion Rings–Yum!

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Written by guest, third-grade blogger, Nareg Balian
On Wednesday, May 11, Mrs. Shenton’s and Ms. DeClark’s 3rd grade classes went to the garden and had great time learning about onions from soil to plate.

The students pulled the onions from the beds, washed them, and the parents showed us how they are cut. Next, we covered the onion rings with flour, dipped them in batter, and put them in bread crumbs. One of the parents fried the onion rings and the other parents put them in plates for us to eat.

We learned a lot while having fun and enjoying the fruits of our labor. Some students said they were the best onion rings they ever ate and they hope they do it again in the future.

Onion Ring Recipe
Ingredients:

-1 large onion cut into rings
-1 cup milk -1 ¼ cup all purpose flour
– ¾ cup dry bread crumbs
-1 teaspoon baking powder
– seasoned salt or other spices -1 teaspoon salt
-1 quart oil -1 egg
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Directions:
1. Heat the oil in a deep fryer to 365 degrees 2. In a small bowl mix flour, baking powder and salt (you may add some seasoning here)
3. Make sure the rings are damp. Mix them with the flour mix.
4. Mix the milk and egg in a separate bowl.
5. Mix the bread crumbs with seasoning.
6. Take the rings out of the flour mix, dip into the egg and milk, and place onto a wire rack to allow excess to drip off. Place an aluminum foil underneath wire rack for easy cleanup.
7. Take ring from the batter and cover with bread crumbs before placing in hot oil. Once fried, place onto paper towel and you may add more spices at this time for greater flavor.
8. ENJOY!