Saturday, August 15, 2009

Beer Battered Onion Rings

Ok, these are really good. You should try this.
The batter is light and crisp and any leftovers you have (if any, ha) holds up very well to freezing and re-heating in the oven!

1 large Walla Walla sweet onion, sliced
1 carton of buttermilk

Soak rings in buttermilk for at least 1 hour.
Fill a paper bag with about 2 cups of flour.

Drop in onion rings and shake to coat.

Let rings rest on a rack while you make the batter.

1 1/2 C flour
1 T baking powder
1 tsp seasoned salt (such as Lawry's)
Dash of cayenne pepper
1 bottle of beer

Combine flour, cayenne pepper, seasoned salt and baking powder.

Stir well...

Slowly add 1 bottle of beer - should be thick like pancake batter
Dip rings into batter, shake off excess batter.

Deep fry at 350-375 for about 3 min. or until golden brown.
Make sure to cool on paper towels to absorb the excess oil - otherwise the rings will be 'juicy' with oil - not pleasant at all.


**NOTE: if you want to keep them warm in the oven before serving, keep the temp at 200F. I tried it at 270F, and they ended up hard and dried out. ;-(

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