Of all the different batters for frying up goodies, I have to say that I think beer is my all time favorite. Anytime I'm in a restaurant that serves any kind of beer battered anything, I order it.
So, when making ribs the other day, I served up some baked beans and then really wanted some onion rings, so beer battered it was, besides I have quite a few bottles of beer in the pantry from the family reunion, that I need to get rid of.
Super easy recipe, and the results are divine.
Beer Battered Onion Rings
Adapted from All Recipes
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 egg, beaten
2 teaspoons dried parsley
2 teaspoons garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup beer
3 large onions, sliced into rings
1 cup oil for frying
In a shallow bowl combine flour, egg, parsley, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Gradually add beer, stirring, until a thick batter forms. Add more or less beer depending on the desired consistency of the batter.
In a heavy frying pan heat oil (adjust amount, depending on the size of your pan, so that you have a couple of inches of oil) over medium-high heat. When oil is hot, dip onions in batter and fry, turning once to brown evenly on both sides. Drain on paper towels.