Add this tasty snack to your St Patrick's Day menu on Tuesday, but don't feel bad if you want to make them all year round though - this is totally acceptable!
Onion rings are the perfect snack to accompany an ice cold beer, proposing that moreish taste we all crave after a few too many beverages!
These particular rings are well seasoned and super crispy, just the way they should be. Be prepared to work fast, but know that this delicious snack isn't difficult to make.
This recipe uses beer when making the batter, so yes you guessed it - it's got to be Guinness. This particular beer gives you a deep, dark brown batter and the flavour, you'll have to test that for yourself!
What You’ll Need
• 1½ quarts of canola oil
• 2 large onions
• 1 cup all purpose flour
• 2 teaspoons fresh rosemary, chopped finely
• ½ teaspoon garlic powder
• 1 teaspoon paprika
• ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
• ¼ teaspoon cracked black pepper
• 1½ cups Guinness beer
For The Dip
• ¼ cup mayonnaise
• 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
• 1 teaspoon Guinness
1. To make the dip, whisk together the mayonnaise, mustard and beer. Season with a little black pepper and set aside.
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, rosemary, garlic, paprika, salt and pepper.
4. Peel the onions and slice into thick 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 ring into the oil and repeat until you have no more room left in the pan. don't overcrowd or they may stick together.
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 and let them drain for a few minutes.
11. Season them with some more salt and rosemary if desired.
12. Repeat the process until you have cooked as many as you need.
Don’t forget - 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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