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                               TOBACCO ONIONS
 
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Vegetables
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1       lg           Red onion
    1       lg           Yellow Spanish onion
    3       c            Unbleached flour
    1       tb           Cayenne pepper
    1       tb           Paprika
                         Salt & pepper to taste
    5       c            Canola oil for frying
 
   from Chef Dean Fearing at The Mansion on Turtle Creek
   in Dallas, Texas. These onion rings have a decidedly
   Southwestern taste and a browned, shrivelly appearance
   that led him to call them 'tobacco onions' because of
   their resemblance to tobacco shreds.
   
   Peel and slice the onions thinly, then separate into
   rings.
   
   Mix the flour and the seasonings in a bowl.
   
   Heat the canola oil in a deep, heavy pan or deep-fryer
   to about 350 degrees.
   
   Dredge the onion rings in the seasoned flour, shaking
   off the excess, and fry until golden brown. Do small
   batches at a time so the rings don't stick together,
   and don't dredge the rings until they're ready to go
   into the oil or they'll give off too much moisture.
   
   Drain on paper towels. Keep warm until the rest of the
   onions are done. Serve immediately.
   
   Source: The San Francisco Chronicle, June 10, 1992
  
 
 
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