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Delicately battered onion rings can be made at home without fuss; seltzer, or carbonated water, is the secret ingredient. Fried parsley adds a steakhouse flourish.

Source: Everyday Food, July/August 2007
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Cook's Notes

A spider -- a wide and shallow wire skimmer -- is the best tool for removing onion rings and fried parsley from the hot oil; if you don't have one, use a big slotted spoon.

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  • MS12250218
    21 JAN, 2014
    In the episode Martha stated that she used beer and called it beer batter for the onion rings. Why does the recipe say seltzer water??? Honestly, I find it annoying when the recipe is different from the show. I made them using beer and some water, only because I didn't have enough beer. I only had a 7oz beer bottle so I used water for the remaining four ounces. They came out good.
    • MSModerator601
      3 FEB, 2015
      We have several Onion Ring recipes posted online. For the recipe Martha presented on Cooking School using lager (beer), visit:
  • lilylady
    16 MAY, 2010
    THE BEST onion rings ever!!
  • ciachef95
    8 OCT, 2009
    bricabrac - just use club soda
  • bricabrac
    6 OCT, 2009
    what is seltzer water ?

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