Thursday, April 22, 2010

The Pit

When I was in high school (many, many years ago) The Pit was "The" place for a melt in your mouth cheeseburger! Just a small building with no seating, only a drive through window and parking in the rear. The menu consisted of hamburger basket, cheeseburger basket or chicken basket. Every basket was topped with a hand full of beautiful crispy fried onion rings. Your order was brought to you when ready or you could park and go in the back door and wait. I always went in and waited on my order because I love seeing the cook get the huge dishpan from the refrigerator that was filled with sliced onions and covered in buttermilk. She would reach in for a handful, put them in the big bowl of flour, shake them off and fry in hot, hot grease.....

Last night I just had to have onion rings..
I sliced the onions early in the day and let them soak in buttermilk all day...





Had my flour ready.... lots of salt and pepper



Hot, hot grease....



Voila, melt in your mouth! Cheeseburger Baskets, topped with onion rings.
We ate the entire plate, dipped in ranch dressing!






Have a good day all!

Nanny

19 comments:

Deb said...

ooowee...those look good...and fattening...so glad the calories can't jump off the page...

Love Being a Nonny said...

These look so good! We are TRYING to have a healthier lifestyle but this is what I truly love. UGH!! :)

BlueRidge Boomer said...

Our place was called "The Hut".....same menu!!

Enjoy

grammy said...

I do love onions
but
I didn't
know that until a few years ago
I really want to try baking onion rings and seeing if I like those too
your post made me hungry and it is morning (o:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh those look soooooooooo good. I would love some. Hugs, Marty

It's Just Dottie said...

We had a place like that in my home town.The Panther Den was in a small house close to the high school. They served the same baskets as the ones you posted about. I will always love onion rings. Thank you for the memory.
Dottie

Betsy said...

Oh yum! Can I come for dinner next time you fry them? I'll bring dessert! :)

Julie Harward said...

We are crazy about them at our house...they look so YUMMY! Thanks for the visit :D

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Mmmmmm...I haven't had onion rings in ages! I'm sure they taste great and would eb a nice "once in awhile" treat!

Amanda said...

I almost licked the screen just to see if I could get a taste. =) Those look delicious!

Noni at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

You are ALWAYS cooking stuff that looks sooooooo good! I don't know how you stay so tiny! But, I sure wish I had been there to help you eat those onion rings!!

KBeau said...

Wow, those look good. In spite of my experience at Girl Scout camp, I still love onion rings. Can't wait to see your post. Mine took me a while.

Solar Powered said...

Agreed, agreed, agreed...I want to come with Betsy the next time you cook those, and we should invite everyone else too...especially Amanda so that she doesn't lick the screen. I want Noni there for sure so she and I can come up with the solution to her question.."How in the world do you stay so skinny?"

Jill said...

OH! YOU ARE BRILLIANT!!!!!
Delicious!

Joycee said...

Oh yum! These are quite possibly the best food known to mankind! Our hangout was Taylor's Drive In. Gonna have to make these this weekend. Hubby says Thanks in advance...

Catherine said...

I love onion rings. We don't have these here only in an American restaurant ,where i always have some.

deedee said...

I wish there was scratch and sniff on that picture - they looked yummy! I bet the smell was divine!

Tasha said...

YUMMY!!! I could eat a basket of those right now!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

YUM---I love onion rings --but have never made home-made ones. OH---I want some... Let me know when you cook them again and I'll be there!!!!!

We used to have a place called Carmines --where I could get 2 chili buns (no wieners) and a coke for a QUARTER..... That ages me, doesn't it???? They were so good!

Hugs,
Betsy