Crunchy, scrumptious onion rings – I have never tried better than the ones I make at home. So easy and quick, I add some of these on to my meal when I have left over beer batter from battering fish. A great snack for the men, my partner loves them while vegging on the couch watching movies. I just love them any ‘ol time. Play around with seasonings, and try different oils for frying – Rice bran oil is my preference, as it has a high smoking point and is better for you than generic canola & cooking oils.
1 Red Onion
1 Cup Flour
1 Tsp Sweet Paprika
1/2 Tsp Salt
1 Tsp Baking Powder
1/2 Tsp Black Pepper
1 Tsp Sugar
1/2 Bottle of Beer (I use Lager)
Add oil to a pan for shallow frying. Do not skimp on oil, you need the onion rings to be able to float while cooking.
Cut onion into 1/4 inch rounds. separate rings, and set aside.
Mix together all dry ingredients.
Add beer gradually, stirring until desired consistency is reached. I like my batter to be reasonably thick, but easily mixable, not stodgy.
Test the oil to make sure it is hot enough – I drop a spot of batter into the oil and if it bubble and goes golden within 1 minute, its ready.
Dip onion rings into batter, and drop into oil. I do about 6 at a time. Cook on one side for 40-60 seconds, then turn and cook other side for same amount of time.
Remove from pan and place on a paper towel to soak up any excess oil.
When cooked, season with fries sprinkle, cajun seasoning or pepper.
Serve with Aioli for dipping – amazing.