Every time I buy a few packages of ground turkey, at least one of them always turns into a batch of burgers. Mikey and I have become obsessed with turkey burger sliders on Hawaiian rolls. They are just the perfect size, a little bit sweet and ohhhh soo gooddd! We always pair them with something, though. You can’t just eat a burger on it’s own (although these are so good, you just might be able to!).
Mikey’s favorite is having burgers with tater tots. I used to bake them to make them a little healthier, but there’s just nothing like a good ol’ fried side with your burger. So we started frying them. I never really made french fries or anything else, I would just fry frozen straight out of the bag.
Just the other day, I made burgers again, and when I opened the freezer to get the tater tots, I realized we were out. I considered making some homemade, but the last time I did that, it took quite a while and I knew the burgers would be ready in about 15 minutes. I scrambled to think of what we could make until it occurred to me, while slicing onions for the burgers, that I could make onion rings. Well, I had never made onion rings before, but I knew it had to be simple, straightforward and just use a basic batter to coat it.
So that’s what I did. I mixed some flour with salt, pepper and paprika, coated each onion ring in it, and then added milk and an egg to the leftover flour mixture. From there, I dipped each onion ring again in that milk mixture and then in a coating of breadcrumbs. I deep fried them until golden and crispy and they were perfect! We served them with a little ketchup and mayo mixed together, but next time we’re going to have them with a side of my Copy Cat Chick-Fil-A sauce for dipping!
If you are looking for a deep fryer so as not to make a mess and use your stove top, consider these great deep fryers:
Mikey loved these so much I think we may be having them more often than just with burgers. We may also never go back to frozen tater tots, I don’t know… Whatever the case, these are our new favorites, cheap and easy and we can’t wait to make them again with something else. Give them a try and let me know what you think!