- 1 large sweet onion
- 1 cup flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, optional
- 2/3 cup water
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 egg white, stiffly beaten
- salt, to taste
Cut onion into rings and cover with ice water. Refrigerate while making the batter. Combine batter ingredients, folding in stiffly beaten egg white last.
Drain the chilled onion ring slices, dip in the batter and fry in small batches in hot oil (375°) for 3 to 5 minutes or until golden brown.
Drain on paper towels and sprinkle with salt, if desired.
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