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Scarecrow's Onion Haystack

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Submitted By: Hauntmistress
On: 10/06/2002 02:52 PM

Serves: 8
Prep Time: 50 Minutes
Occasion: Halloween
Cuisine: Not Sure
Effort: Easy

2 lg. yellow onions

1 cup buttermilk complete pancake and waffle mix

1 cup sparkling water

2 tbs. chili powder

1/2 tsp. salt

1 (24 oz.) bottle vegetable oil

Dipping Sauce:
1 1/2 cups sour cream

1 (1.25 oz.) pkg. taco seasoning mix

How to Prepare:

Cut onions into very thin slices; separate into rings.

In med. bowl, combine pancake mix, sparkling water, chili powder and salt; beat until smooth.

In lg. saucepan or deep fat fryer, heat oil to 375 degrees. Stir onions into batter. With 2 forks, lift onions from batter in small portions. Drop into hot oil just until surface of oil is covered with onions; fry 1 - 2 min. or until crisp and browned. Remove onions from hot oil; drain on paper towels. Repeat with remaining onions. Place fried onions on ungreased cookie sheet. Cover; refrigerate.

In small bowl, combine sour cream and taco seasoning mix; blend well. Cover; refrigerate.

Before serving, heat oven to 375 degrees. Bake 10 min. or until crisp. Stack onion rings on serving platter; serve with dipping sauce.
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