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chewingthefat

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Onion Rings, Strings or Bloomin Onion. Sun, 07/17/11 5:04 PM (permalink)
Which is your favorit and why...Me, I love all 3, it just depends on my immediate crave. If I had to go with 1, a fantastic Ring would be it. And you?
 
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    ces1948

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    Re:Onion Rings, Strings or Bloomin Onion. Sun, 07/17/11 6:27 PM (permalink)
    Yes I'll go along with fresh breaded rings. Used to like the blooming onion type thing but have lost my taste for it the last few years..
     
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      Holly Moore

      Re:Onion Rings, Strings or Bloomin Onion. Sun, 07/17/11 7:15 PM (permalink)
      Old school here, battered or breaded onion rings fried to order.
       
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        ynotryme

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        Re:Onion Rings, Strings or Bloomin Onion. Sun, 07/17/11 7:22 PM (permalink)
        I prefer the string fried onions as they have less breading. I especially like texas toothpicks, a combination of breaded onion strings and breaded jalapeno strips.
         
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          AndreaB

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          Re:Onion Rings, Strings or Bloomin Onion. Sun, 07/17/11 7:41 PM (permalink)
          I like the rings best, but only if they're crispy and not watery.
           
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            ann peeples

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            Re:Onion Rings, Strings or Bloomin Onion. Mon, 07/18/11 7:37 AM (permalink)
            I used to work at a restaurant called Jo-Jo's in the 70's, and they had the BEST onion rings-1/2 inch slices of onions, beer battered and fried to perfection. If I could find those again, they would be my favorite. I really like onion strings-never had a bloomin onion.
             
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              Michael Hoffman

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              Re:Onion Rings, Strings or Bloomin Onion. Mon, 07/18/11 8:15 AM (permalink)
              Onion rings -- especially beer-battered onion rings.
               
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                mjambro

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                Re:Onion Rings, Strings or Bloomin Onion. Mon, 07/18/11 8:53 AM (permalink)
                My vote is freshly (lightly) battered onion rings.  Frozen onion rings are really nasty.  I find the strings and especially the bloomin onion to typically be very greasy.
                 
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                  Rusty246

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                  Re:Onion Rings, Strings or Bloomin Onion. Mon, 07/18/11 9:09 AM (permalink)
                  Michael Hoffman


                  Onion rings -- especially beer-battered onion rings.

                  Same here.
                   
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                    chefbuba

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                    Re:Onion Rings, Strings or Bloomin Onion. Mon, 07/18/11 11:31 AM (permalink)
                    Beer battered...These are what I make......

                     
                     
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                      kland01s

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                      Re:Onion Rings, Strings or Bloomin Onion. Mon, 07/18/11 12:07 PM (permalink)
                      Mostly onion rings (not frozen ones)  but sometimes real crisp thin onion straws are pretty darn good.
                       
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                        ScreamingChicken

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                        Re:Onion Rings, Strings or Bloomin Onion. Mon, 07/18/11 12:33 PM (permalink)
                        Holly Moore


                        Old school here, battered or breaded onion rings fried to order.


                        "To order" is important to me, too.  I like onion rings fried until they're very dark brown, well past golden, and one of my favorite lunches at a local bar is a burger barely cooked and onion rings cooked to death.
                         
                        Brad
                         
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                          Michael Hoffman

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                          Re:Onion Rings, Strings or Bloomin Onion. Mon, 07/18/11 2:48 PM (permalink)
                          Chefbuba, those are beautiful.
                           
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                            Glenn1234

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                            Re:Onion Rings, Strings or Bloomin Onion. Mon, 07/18/11 4:09 PM (permalink)
                             
                            Rings first, strings second.  Don't like the bloom things.  
                            For rings, beer battered is best. 
                             
                             Most important is that they are thin.  I don't like the thick ones.  Thin gives a better crunch to onion ratio.  When they're too thick, you taste mostly onion and not as much crunch.   You end up with a mouth full of onion, like you are eating it as a vegetable.   I don't eat onion rings to get my daily veggies.  I eat onion rings for the  fried cunchy bliss.....with thinly cut onion to hold it together and for flavor.  :)    
                             
                             
                            Glenn
                             
                             
                            <message edited by Glenn1234 on Mon, 07/18/11 4:10 PM>
                             
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                              chewingthefat

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                              Re:Onion Rings, Strings or Bloomin Onion. Tue, 07/19/11 5:40 PM (permalink)
                              Glenn1234


                               
                              Rings first, strings second.  Don't like the bloom things.  
                              For rings, beer battered is best. 

                              Most important is that they are thin.  I don't like the thick ones.  Thin gives a better crunch to onion ratio.  When they're too thick, you taste mostly onion and not as much crunch.   You end up with a mouth full of onion, like you are eating it as a vegetable.   I don't eat onion rings to get my daily veggies.  I eat onion rings for the  fried cunchy bliss.....with thinly cut onion to hold it together and for flavor.  :)    


                              Glenn



                              Ditto on too much onion is a no go!

                               
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                                MellowRoast

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                                Re:Onion Rings, Strings or Bloomin Onion. Wed, 07/20/11 11:02 AM (permalink)
                                Onion strings, unless I can get Nikki's world-class onion rings.  Chefbuba's looks a lot like them, in fact.  I'll take an order, Chefbuba!
                                 
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                                  claracamille

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                                  Re:Onion Rings, Strings or Bloomin Onion. Sun, 07/24/11 2:01 PM (permalink)
                                  Ii's been a while since I've had them, but I love Damon's onion loaf.  Has anyone been to Damons lately, are they still as good/
                                   
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                                    rebeltruce

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                                    Re:Onion Rings, Strings or Bloomin Onion. Mon, 07/25/11 7:13 AM (permalink)
                                    Rings......battered and fried to order.
                                     
                                    Don't care for Blooming Onion or Strings....I've always found them to be greasy.....
                                     
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