Drop ring | Article about drop ring by The Free Dictionary
A ring which is used as a handle to operate a lock or latch; the ring remains in a dropped position when not in use, but it may be raised and pivoted about the spindle to operate the lock.
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Toss onion rings in buttermilk mixture and then in flour mixture, shaking off excess batter Drop rings
in hot oil and fry until golden brown.