A classic side with steaks, as well as a great snack on it’s own with friends and drinks. This version uses a beer batter for crisp and golden brown results.
Homemade Onion Rings
An ideal side, or a great snack whilst drinking a beer or two
- Deep Fat Fryer
- 250 g plain flour
- 2 tsp sweet smoked paprika
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp ground white pepper
- 1 tin beer of your choice approx 340 ml
- vegetable oil for frying
- 3 large onions
- In a large bowl, mix together 200g of the flour with the spices. Whisk in the beer, so that the mixture is reasonably thick, but slides off the whisk when held above the bowl. Add a little water if too thick, a little more flour if too thin. Let it rest at room temperature whilst you prepare everything else.
- Pre-heat the deep fat fryer to 180C. Peel the onions, then slice into half inch thick rings. In a bowl, toss them in the remaining flour to coat.
- Working in batches, dip the onion into the batter, coat well, then shake off any excess, before dropping them into the hot oil. Make sure to leave plenty of space between rings. Allow the rings to cook for a couple of minutes, then turn them over so that they brown and cook evenly. Remove the rings with a slotted spoon or tongs, and drain them on a tray lined with paper towel. Between batches and before serving you can keep them warm and crisp in a low oven. Just before serving, season with salt.
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