Thursday, June 23, 2011


1/3 cup minced onion
11/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons salt, plus more for sprinkling
1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
2 teaspoons onion powder
1 large egg
1 cup whole milk
Vegetable oil, for frying

Combine the onion, flour, cornmeal, baking powder, salt, sugar and onion powder in a bowl.  Whisk the egg and milk in another bowl.  Whisk the egg misture into the flour mixture until smooth.  Cover and chill 30 minutes.
Heat 2 inches vegetable oil in a large pot over medium heat until a deep fry thermometer registers 350 degrees. Working in batches, carefully drop heaping tablespoons of batter into the hot oil.  Fry, stirring occasionally,until golden brown about 8 minutes per batch (return the oil to 350 degrees between batches)  Transfer to a paper towel lined baking sheet using a slotted spoon.  Sprinkle with salt.  Let rest a few minutes before serving.

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