I was watching NHK TV when I saw this in one of their shows. So Intried it today! It’s onion rings that can be a full lunch in itself! They used it for their segment BENTO!
Today, I decided to have it for lunch.
1 Large onion (preferably sweet like Vidalia onion
10 strips of bacon thin pork belly
1/2 c flour
1 egg beaten
1/2 c or more of panko
1/2 cup safflower oil for frying
2TB ketchup, 1 TB Worcestershire sauce and 1 tsp soy sauce
Peel and slice onion. Slice about 1/4 to 1/3 inch thick circles. Remove some lose onion out if the circle to look like a ring.
Thread the bacon through going around the ring of onion wrapping it around covering the onion well with the pork belly.
In separate bowls, put the flour in one of the bowls, beat eggs in the other bowl, and panko on the third ball.
Coat onion ring wrapped with pork in flour first, and then egg? And last in panko. Make sure it is well coated around.
Heat oil in a small pan . Once it’s hot, drop the prepared onion rings 2 at a fine. Fry 3 minutes in each side. Drain on rack.
Serve with sauce above made with Ketchup, Worcestershire sauce and soy sauce.
Also can be served with cauliflower rice.