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Place the oil in a large pot and place over medium heat. Attach a deep fat thermometer and bring to 350°F.
Meanwhile, separate the onion slices into rings. Combine the flour, baking powder, 1 teaspoon of salt, and white pepper in a shallow dish. Coat the onion rings in the flour mixture.
In a separate shallow dish, whisk together the egg and milk. Dip each floured onion ring into the egg mixture. Drain on a wire rack placed over a jellyroll pan. Add the panko to the flour dish and dip the rings completely in panko.
Working in batches, drop the rings into the hot oil. Fry 1-1/2 to 2 minutes or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels and sprinkle with additional salt if desired. Serve warm.
Yield: 6 servings
Pair with Seyval Blanc from Pleasant Hill Vineyards
Photograph by Robin Conover courtesy of The Tennessee Magazine.
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