Oven-Fried Onion Rings

oven-fried onion rings with potato chips coating, recipe with step by step pictures

Onion rings, anyone?

And what about some oven-fried ones?

Oh, you need to know some more about them to be able to decide.

Alrighty, I’ll be glad to tell you.

These onion rings are crunchy, flavorful and very delicious. The tempting potato chips coating, full of spicy flavor, is a nice contrast to the tender and sweet onions. And since the chips have been fried, they give the onion rings that unique deep-fried taste even though there’s no deep-frying involved.

So, what do you think now?

Are you with me?

If so, here’s the stairway to heaven…no, no… I meant – here’s the step-by-step recipe…

 

oven-fried onion rings with potato chips coating, recipe with step by step pictures, ingredients

This is what we need.

 
 

oven-fried onion rings with potato chips coating, recipe with step by step pictures, dry ingredients in a stainless steel bowl

1. Preheat the oven to 390 F (200 C).

2. In a large bowl, combine 1/4 cup (35 grams) flour, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp black pepper and 1/4 tsp cayenne. Minus the spoons.

Crocheted Granny Squares

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Let me introduce my new addiction to you.

It’s crocheted granny squares, everybody.
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This is what I am talking about.

If you come somewhere these days and find about 20 squares like these lying around you will know I must have been there.
crochet granny squares free pattern

What I like about them?

They are colorful.

They are cheerful.

And they can be easily transformed into awesome things like coasters, rugs, or purses.

And in my world those things rule.

 

So far I’ve made a few coasters and plan to make a purse.

Actually, the purse is half-finished and I can’t wait to show it to you.

 

But until then, here’s a little picture tutorial showing how to make a very simple granny square.

You’ll need 4 different colors of yarn and a hook.
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1. With first color, CH 4 and join to first ch with a SL ST to form a ring.

2. CH 3 (counts as first double crochet now and throughout), 2 DC in ring, CH 1,*3 DC, CH 1 in ring three times. Join with a SL ST to the top of the first ch 3.

Finish off.

 

3. With a second color (I am using blue here) join yarn with a SL ST (or any way you prefer) to any ch 1 space.
crochet granny squares free pattern

4. CH 3, 2 DC in ring below, 1 TC, 3 DC, CH 1 in same space. *3 DC, 1 TC in ring below, 3 DC, CH 1* in each chain 1 space around. Join with a SL ST to top of first ch 3.

Finish off.
crochet granny squares free pattern

5. With third color (I am using red here) join yarn with a SL ST to any tc stitch. CH 3, 2 DC, CH 1, 3 DC, CH 1) in same stitch [this is starting the corner of your square]. *Skip next 3 dc, in ch 1 space 3 DC, CH 1. 3 DC, CH1, 3 DC in next tc. CH 1.*

Repeat  *…* two more times.

Skip next 3 dc, in ch 1 space 3 DC, CH 1. Join with a SL ST to top of first ch 3.

Finish off.
crochet granny squares free pattern

6. With the first color join with a SL ST to any corner ch 1 space. In same space CH 3, 2 DC, 1 TC, 3 DC, CH 1.
crochet granny squares free pattern

*Skip next 3 dc, in ch 1 space 3 DC, CH 1 two times. In corner ch 1 space 3 DC, 1 TC, 3 DC, CH 1. Repeat from * two more times. Skip next 3 dc and crochet 3 DC, CH 1 in two next chain 1 spaces. Join with a SL ST to the top of first ch 3.

Finish off.
crochet granny squares free pattern

7. With fourth yarn (I am using black here) join with a SL ST to corner tc stitch. In same stitch CH 3, 2 DC, CH 1, 3 DC, CH 1.
crochet granny squares free pattern

*Skip next 3 dc set, 3 DC, CH 1 in ch 1 space; repeat two more times. 3 DC, CH 1, 3 DC, CH 1 in corner tc stitch. Repeat from * two more times.

Skip next 3 dc set, 3 DC, CH 1 in ch 1 space; repeat two more times. Join with a SL ST to the top of first ch 3.

Finish off.

 

And that’s it.
crochet granny squares free pattern

Here I’ve made a square using a slightly different color scheme.

Though I haven’t strayed too far from the previous one.
crochet granny squares free pattern

I am sure that once you create your first granny square you won’t be able to stop. Just like me.

It is such a relaxing and satisfying activity.

 

Bye for now, dear friends.

Next up – Granny Square Purse.

 

Love,

Petra

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New Ring

This is my new ring.

It seems that I am slowly turning into a nature fairy with all the time I have spent at my parents’ house surrounded by nothing else but a wild forest.

I love the ring, except for the fact that to keep it nice and fresh I need to have my hand dipped in water all the time.

The End.

This was a story of a girl that might be going slightly mad…

P.S.: Please, don’t send help, send eggnog, please.
 

My Mom’s Bling

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Let’s look at it this way…

Everybody has issues.

I have issues, you have issues.

My Mom has bling issues!

She just loves bling stuff and spends fortune on that.

Her collection is getting HUGE.

Which, in fact, is good for her and for me too because I happen to get something nice from time to time and I have great objects to take pictures of.

Just have a look …

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And this is not all. Not by far!

Much, much more coming later…