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Onion rings


For the batter
  • 150g/5½oz self raising flour

  • 100ml/3½fl oz sparkling water

  • 45g/3 tbsp fresh chives, chopped

  • Pinch turmeric

  • 1 red onion, peeled and sliced into rings

  • Sea salt for sprinkling

Preparation method

  1. Heat the oil in a deep heavy-bottomed saucepan, until very hot or until a breadcrumb sizzles in it (CAUTION: Hot oil is very dangerous. Do not leave unattended).

  2. Place the flour and sparkling water into a bowl and whisk together to form a batter.

  3. Add the chives and turmeric and mix well.

  4. Dip the onion rings in the batter and then carefully lower into the hot oil and deep-fry until crisp and golden. Carefully remove with a slotted spoon and drain on kitchen paper.

  5. To serve, place onto a serving plate and sprinkle with sea salt.

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