If you grew up in Livingston, NJ or one of the surrounding towns (think it closed down in the mid 90's ) you will know what I am talking about! I have tried to make onion rings before and they have never come good - finally I found a recipe that is totally it and they came out SOOOO GOOD!
Here you go!
1 large white or Spanish onion
1 cup milk
Olive oil for frying
Flour for coating
1. Peel onions and cut into thin slices; separate into rings and mix in bowl with milk, tossing to coat. Put a 6-quart saucepan over medium heat, and add at least an inch of oil. Put a couple of handfuls of flour in a plastic bag.
2. When the oil is about 350 degrees (a pinch of flour will sizzle), remove a handful of rings and toss them in the bag with flour, then shake to coat. Remove rings and put them in oil. Cook, stirring occasionally, until browned and tender. Remove with a slotted spoon, drain on paper towels, add salt, and serve.