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Best Onion Rings?

non sequitur | Sep 10, 2009 07:32 AM

The "best hamburger" post has had literally hundreds of replies. I can make a hamburger at home (don't need to pay $5+ at Char Hut for something I can do better).

Onion Rings, on the other hand, elude me. I had a disastrous experience trying to make these myself (both a terrible mess, and a terrible result).

So I need recommendations. I'd specifically like to find the big, doughy ones that scream "hand dipped" and homemade. The closest I've found is at Tom Jenkins' BBQ in FLL (but I am careful to order them separately, since you will wait 10 minutes for your lunch if they wait for the rings to be ready before handing it all over the counter). They have a curious yellow corn-meal coloring, and are slightly sweet, but otherwise fit the bill.

I was disappointed by Char-Hut, which was recommended to me for rings. They will undoubtedly appeal to some (they are "skinny rings" - probably more healthy for you than the kind I like). I want the inner-tube kind. Anyone found any?

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