Fried food fans, you better ready yourselves- the ultimate fried food has decided to grace us in this crazy year, and it comes stuffed with cheese.
If you like onion rings and love your cheese-sticks, as every good human should, then we have found your new favorite recipe, and it’s one of the easiest things in the world to make!
Let us introduce you to cheesy stuffed mozzarella onion rings!
While the idea of marrying mozzarella sticks to onion rings is really not all that new, before now most people have reserved biting into this decadently cheesy fried food for trips to the state fair or some other event.
Unfortunately, there aren’t a whole lot of food-cart packed events taking place this year, thanks to the ever-shifting state of health and politics in 2020. But, that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on those deep-fried goodies you were looking forward to mowing down on this year, either.
Thank’s to one of the greatest food vlogger’s in 2020, Nino’s Home, you can quickly and simply whip up a heavenly batch of these rings right in the comfort of your own home.
Here’s what you’ll need to turn these heavenly treats into a reality:
- 3/4 of a cup of mozzarella cheese
- 1 large onion
- 1/4 of a cup of flour
- 1/2 a cup of bread crumbs
- 2 eggs
- cooking oil
That’s all you need to make these cheesy stuffed mozzarella onion rings. They are so delicious and fry up so fast and easy they make for the perfect appetizer to any dinner party, and they’re tasty enough to eat as a side all on their own!
If you think the ingredients are simple, just wait until you throw them together!
Step 1- the cheese
The first step you’ll take in this recipe is to cut the cheese. Pull out a small brick of mozzarella cheese and slice it up in roughly 1/4-inch thick slices.
Step 2- the onion
Next, you will slice your onion in about 1/2-inch thick slices. Pop out the center of each slice to form your rings. Then, take your largest onion rings and place a ring that’s slightly smaller directly in the center, like so:
Step 3- the wedding
After you have your onion rings all set in place, grab the mozzarella and start stuffing.
This process is a lot simple than it sounds. Just grab a few slices of the cheese and place it in the space you have formed between each set of the two onion rings. Continue stuffing until cheese slices completely fill the rings, like this:
Step 4- dredge
After you have stuffed all the rings with the cheese, set up your dredging station. Pull out 3 medium to large-sized bowls or dishes, one to hold the flour, one to hold the breadcrumbs, and one for the eggs.
Then, working with one ring at a time, dredge (coat) it in the flour, dip it in the egg wash, then roll in the breadcrumbs. Make sure that each ring is well-coated during each step to give it a nice, uniform batter or crust.
Finally, after you coat the ring in bread crumbs, give it one final dip in the egg and roll in the breadcrumbs once more.
Lay them out on a parchment-lined baking sheet as you repeat these steps until all of your onion rings have been coated.
Step 5- the final touch
The last step in this process is simply the best. Your whole house is going to smell so mouthwateringly good and it’s the perfect way to build up everyone’s appetite for these yummy rings. It also happens to be the easiest (though the other steps weren’t exactly what we’d call “hard”).
Fill a deep frying pan or wok with your cooking oil and heat over medium-high heat. To test the temperature, toss in a chunk of white bread. If it only takes between 20-30 seconds to start turning a golden brown color, you’re good to go.
Once the oil is up to temp (roughly 350℉) gently slip in your onion rings. Fry them in the oil for 2 to 3 minutes. When you start to see the edges and top turning a golden-brown color, flip them over and let them continue cooking until they take on an even color all the way around.
Once they’re done, drain them on paper towels while you prepare your favorite marinara sauce. Then, just break open and enjoy!
Get the full details with step-by-step instructions from Nino’s Home in the video below.
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