I have been seeing a cool recipe floating around for Cheeseburger Onion Ring Bites and thought they sounded good. I decided I was going to do it my way with bacon, pepperoncinis and garlic. I mixed all of that with the pickles and ground beef.
Time to bread these monsters. I seasoned both sides with a little S&P then I used flour that I seasoned with just some salt and pepper, an egg wash with eggs and buttermilk, salt and pepper and seasoned breadcrumbs since I did not have any panko.
I pan fried these in a little vegetable oil heated over medium heat for about 3-4 minutes per side until nicely browned. Just a tiny bit of the breading came off from the onion ring which I can attribute to using tongs to flip them since they were so HUGE and heavy!
They stayed very juicy inside and crispy on the outside with a nice amount of bacon, peppers and pickles and that cheese….oh my…it is SPICY! Topped off with a little ketchup and mustard and served with Buffalo tater tots (frozen tots tossed with Buffalo sauce and baked). Thanks for stopping by!