I am such a huge fan of onion rings! I know they are not quite everyone’s favorite fried food but they make a great addition to a burger or on a burger. I generally like to eat them on a burger, the mock edition of the Western Bacon Cheeseburger from Carl’s Jr. basic burger with onion rings, bacon, cheese, BBQ sauce and sesame seed bun, OH YUM!
I am just going to go with step one today and that’s the onion rings. I will have to do another post soon for the full burger. These are very crispy but not crunchy; however, if you would like them crunchy just add panko (Japanese bread crumbs) to the batter.
Beer Battered Onion Rings
- 2 cups flour
- Vegetable oil
- 1 yellow sweet onion
- 3 tbsp paprika
- 2 tbsp cayenne pepper
- salt and pepper
- 1½ bottles of beer (preferably a dark beer like Shiner)
- In a frying pan put in vegetable oil a little less then half way and turn on heat to medium. If you have a deep fryer set it to about 350 degrees F.
- In a large bowl add the flour, paprika, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper then stir. Slice your onion in thin rounds and push through slowly separating the rounds. With electric mixer, mix in the beer slowly till you get a thickened batter but not to thick as you want it to run of your spoon a little. If it is to running to stick to the onion just add a little flour to thicken. Toss your onion rings in the batter and then drop them into the fryer. You can fry about five at a time without burning. Pull out and drain on paper towels when onion rings are a golden color.
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