There is nothing quite like a good onion ring. and I love onion rings like Paula Deen loves butter:) so when I discovered this recipe I could make at home, I was in heaven.
Fried Beer Batter Heaven…
I still don’t own a fryer, so I used my dutch oven to heat the oil to 375 degrees
Frying can be tricky if you haven’t done it before
You will want to have a fryer basket or metal tongs handy to keep the onions to sticking to the bottom of your fryer
You will know they are done when they are floating around on top all brown and beautiful;)
- 4 cups canola oil or peanut oil
- 1 cup sour cream
- ¾ cup mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 1½ teaspoons pepper, fresh cracked
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 3 tablespoons white wine
- 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
- 2 yellow onions, sweeter the better, Vidalia or Texas sweets
- 2 cups buttermilk
- 2 cups all-purpose flour, divided
- 1 teaspoon garlic, granulated
- 12 ounces beer, medium body
- 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan
- In a Dutch oven heat oil to 350 degrees F.
- In a food processor combine sour cream, mayonnaise,lime juice, ½ teaspoon pepper, 1 teaspoon salt, white wine and minced garlic, cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
- Cut onions ½-inch thick, remove dark exterior of onions, separate into rings and soak in buttermilk for 1 hour.
- Combine 1 cup of flour, remaining salt, pepper, and garlic, mix thoroughly. In a medium bowl combine beer and 1 cup of flour, mix thoroughly.
- Remove onion rings from buttermilk, shake off excess, dredge in flour, shake off excess, then dip in beer batter. Drop some onion rings in oil and continue process, being sure not to crowd rings as they will stick together. When golden, remove and let drain on paper towels.
- Garnish with Parmesan.