Last night, I decided to make onion rings, or onion strings, in this case. Onion strings complete with homemade burgers. As I began chopping onions I remembered that Glee was on, so I tuned in and immediately caught Chord Everstreet's version of Justin Bieber's "Baby."
The Biebs is everywhere these days.
Now to the onion cutting. I've never been very good at it! So instead of thin perfectly-sliced rings, I came out with onion "things." I dipped them in a flour mixture combined with cayenne pepper, dash of salt and pepper, and plunged them into a pot of 375 degree canola oil. It was terrifying.
They fried up pretty quickly after a couple of burnt fingers and almost setting off the smoke alarm. Our tiny apartment was soon full of smokey air and the overwhelming smell of fried food. The pot of oil looked a big black abyss so I decided to dump it outside. And leave it there. Forever!
Until my kind husband took it out of the cold and gave it a thorough wash.
"Are we an item? Girl quit playin', we're just friends, what are you sayin'?"
Must get Biber out of the head. These are the finished onion strings. They had a lot of flavor and tasted surprisingly good, but I am now vowing never to make them again. It was a fun experiment, but they're far too messy to make in a tiny kitchen.
I dream of abundant counter space...
I usually love hamburgers filled with all kinds of yummy things like Mayo, lettuce and tomato. I went for plain this time, and these burgers were juicy and flavorful! So good. First time making hamburgers at home, too. Next time I'll try them with Feta! Yum!