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Onion Rings

622 Onion Rings
Michael shows you that the onion ring is the tastier, crunchier cousin to the all-american french fry.
skill level
Easy
time
1-30min
servings
6
cost
$
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Michael shows you that the onion ring is the tastier, crunchier cousin to the all-american french fry.
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ingredients
  • 2 medium Vidalia Onions (cut into 1-1 1/2 inch slices)
  • 1/4 cup Cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • Pinch of Salt
  • Paprika or Cayenne
  • Vegetable or Peanut Oil (for frying)
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  • Batter
  • 1/2 cup Cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup Flour
  • 1/2  teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 2 tablespoons Old Bay Seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon Cayenne
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 1/4 cup Pilsner or IPA
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • 1/2 cup Vodka
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  • 1
    Vegetable or Peanut Oil (for frying)
    Place a heavy bottomed Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add about 4 cups of Frying Oil and heat to 375°F.
  • 2
    1/4 cup Cornstarch
    1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
    Pinch of Salt
    Paprika or Cayenne
    2 medium Vidalia Onions (cut into 1-1 1/2 inch slices)
    In a mixing bowl or gallon sized bag, mix together the 1/4 cup Cornstarch, 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder, a pinch of Salt and a generous pinch of Cayenne or Paprika. Separate your Onion slices in to rings and add to the Flour mixture. Coat the rings well but be sure to shake off any excess Flour.
  • 3
    1/2 cup Cornstarch
    1/2 cup Flour
    1/2  teaspoon Baking Powder
    2 tablespoons Old Bay Seasoning
    1 teaspoon Cayenne
    Pinch of Salt
    1/4 cup Pilsner or IPA
    1/4 cup Water
    1/2 cup Vodka
    In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together all of the dry batter ingredients, then add all of the wet ingredients, stirring to smooth out any lumps.
  • 4
    When the Oil is up to temperature, dredge the Cornstarch coated Onions in to the batter, letting any excess drip off and lay in to the Oil. Fry in batches to ensure even cooking. Fry until golden brown on both sides. Remove to a paper towel lined tray, season lightly with Salt, and serve immediately.

    Helpful Tips:
    1. Place the garlic on top of the onions and allow them to cook down.
    2. Flip the onions, ladle a cup of the beer over the onions and allow that to cook down.
    3. The sugar and beer from the liquid will create caramel-sweet and delicious onion.
    4. Vodka evaporates at a very quick rate, which allows the coating of the onion rings to become extra crispy.
    5. Onions caramelize nicely from the beer poach.
    6. The same batter can be used for fish, chicken, or anything desired to be crunchy.
    7. Also inserting your favorite spices can work

 
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