Welcome to the ONION RING BLOG!

I am an eater of onion rings- they fascinate me more than any other food. I live near Tulsa, OK, the belly of the US, which I confidently refer to as the "onion ring capitol of the world."

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Saturday, June 27, 2009

"Best Choice" store bought onion rings


Brand: Best Choice with whole onions
Cost: $2.49 + tax
I bought these generic packaged onion rings at Reasors, and I just have to say they were quite adequete. They also sell slightly cheaper ones with chopped onions, which I haven't tried yet, and probably won't try unless they run out of the whole onion ones. I totally overcooked the daylight out of them (I did the 450 degrees in a convection oven for 6 minutes - the short attention span cooking), and they still fulfilled my needs for onion rings. They are a lot like ore ida ones. I bet if you actually fried them properly in oil that they would be a little more fabulous. But, I was watching four kids age three and under at the time and even the toddlers ate the onion rings. These are there for you in your time of need. Don't you love the glamour of my well-used cookie sheet? This is reality blogging, folks.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

IHOP


Restaurant: IHOP
Location: Glenpool, OK
Number and Size of Rings: 5 very large- up to 5 inches! And almost 3/4 inch in thickness.
Cost: as a side
I would call these onion rings very SUBSTANTIAL. They are just plain filling. They are almost meaty, a little overly juicy inside (overly juicy leading to slimy, but in this case more like they are stuffed with onion juice). They had a really "off" taste to them- they tasted like a thousand other ingredients combined. I left a note in the suggestion box that it may be time to change the frying oil. But they sure are pretty next to that equally as "off" tasting cheesesteak! Stick with the pancakes when you go to IHOP :).
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Monday, June 8, 2009

Arnold's Old Fashioned Hamburgers



Restaurant: Arnold's Old Fashioned Hamburgers
Location: West Tulsa, OK
Number and Size of Rings: 7 rings, and one bonus french fry tagging along
Cost: $1.89 (one size available)
The first thing that struck me about these onion rings is that they are not at all sweet like most of the others I've had lately. If you want sweetness, you have to dip them in ketchup. I think they are advocates of the true flavor of onion at Arnolds, because they also put thick raw onions on their burgers and chicken sandwiches. I really liked the bumpy texture of the onion rings, but my husband thought it was a little too crispy. I thought it was just right! My son pulled the onions out of these, though. It wasn't a batter that really kept the onions fixed inside. The french fries at Arnold's are ho-hum, but I would always suggest ordering these onion rings! I also loved their grilled chicken sandwich. It tasted a lot like a hamburger because it was clearly cooked with the burgers, but it was chicken!
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