Beer battered onion rings are super easy to make. Like… it could be a problem, they’re so easy. These onion rings are tender, sweet, lightly coated, crispy, and flavorful. The Obsidian Stout adds a welcome depth and bite to the batter. I hope that these delicious rings meet up with a juicy burger and a beer in your near future. A perfect indulgent summer treat!
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Don’t forget to grab the sweet onions, flour, seasoning and fresh herbs to make these beer battered onion rings to pair with your beer selection. Then go home and make these deliciousbeer battered onion rings to go with your favorite beer. The easiest recipe you will make.
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Next, flour is combined with the seasonings. Beer is cracked open! Seasoning is key. I used salt, paprika, garlic powder, and fresh thyme. The great thing about this, is that you can customize the flavors to your liking. Add in some fresh rosemary or other herbs you love or add in some chili powder for a little kick. The batter is your oyster, be creative.Start our by adding the stout beer slowly into the dry ingredients, first creating a smooth paste then creating a thickish batter.Just think: pancake batter consistency is what you are looking for. If you added a bit too much beer, add a tablespoon on flour until you perfect that batter.The onions go for a beer batter bath followed promptly by a hot oil bath for a few minutes. Then you are done… that’s it.Fried Fried Fried! We’re so bad. They’re so good.
It’s great to make the dipping sauce before the onion rings get battered and fried. The flavors need time to settle in the fridge, even if it’s for a few minutes. I make mine the night before to ensure the flavors to settle in.Call your friends over and pull up a chair and dig in!
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BEER BATTERED ONION RINGS
1 1/2 quarts of canola oil
2 large onions
1 cup all purpose flour
2 tsp fresh thyme chopped finely
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1 1/2 cups Stout or your favorite beer
1/4 cup mayonnaise
2 tbsp Dijon mustard
1 tsp beer
1/8 tsp smoked or regular paprika
1. To make the sauce, whisk together the mayonnaise, paprika, mustard and beer. Make the night before or at least a few hours before so the flavors can combine together.
2.Heat the oil to 365 degrees over a medium heat, in a pan at least 3 inches deep.
3. In a bowl, whisk together the flour, thyme, garlic powder, paprika and salt.
4. Peel the onions and slice into 1/4 inch rings. Set the smaller inner rings to the side incase you don’t want to use them.
5. Add the beer to the flour mixture and whisk until all of the lumps have disappeared. It should be resemble a pancake batter consistency.
6. Have a baking tray beside your pan lined with paper towel.
7. Once the oil is at the correct temperature, dip one ring at a time into the batter shaking off the excess.
8. Gently drop the onion rings into the oil and repeat until you have no more room left in the pan. Don’t overcrowd or they may stick together. I did about 6-7 at a time, depends on the size of the rings.
9. Cook the onion rings for about 1-2 minutes each side or until golden brown.
10. Using tongs, transfer the cooked rings from the oil to the paper towel or cooling rack with paper towels underneath and let them drain for a few minutes.
11. Season them with some more salt and thyme if desired.
12. Repeat the process until you have cooked as many as you need.
Check the temperature of the oil frequently especially before adding more rings to cook, and adjust the heat to keep it at or around 365 degrees.
You can keep the cooked onion rings warm in a low set oven until you’re ready to serve them.
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