Monday, August 26, 2013

beer battered onion rings

Sometimes I just need an onion ring. Beer battered is my favorite way. Really, beer battered anything is pretty darn good. I only used one onion because this was an appetizer on a girls night, when Brett was going out with clients.

1 vidalia onion
1 cup plus 2 TB all purpose flour
1/2 tsp garlic salt
1/2 tsp onion powder
1 cup of beer, something light like a pilsner, or even bud

Slice the onion into quarter inch thick slices and separate into rings. In a bowl, mix all the dry ingredients together with a fork. Stir in the cold beer and mix until the lumps are gone. Dip the rings into the batter and carefully put into a skillet of canola or vegetable oil which is heated to medium high, probably 320 degrees. Don't overcrowd the pan or the temperature will drop too much and they'll become greasy. The rings only cook for a few minutes. Remove and drain on a towel, sprinkle with some course salt, and enjoy with your favorite ketchup, or ketsup, as my grandmother used to say.

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