Onion rings. The words conjure up an image of the perfect fried comfort food. But think about it – when do you actually have them? At a carnival? On a burger at a restaurant? They’re more like special-occasion food, right? Wrong.
We whipped up some fluffy, crispy onion rings that taste just like your dreams – and you don’t even have to put on pants like you’d need if you were going to an actual restaurant.
Here’s what you’ll need:
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 eggs, separated
1 cup beer
4 tablespoons butter, melted
salt to taste
3 large onions, sliced into rings
2 quarts oil for frying
Here’s what to do:
Sift flour into a large bowl. In another large bowl, whisk egg yolks. Mix in beer, butter and salt. Set aside 1 cup of flour for dipping the onion rings. Slowly stir the egg yolk mixture into the remaining flour and mix well. Allow the mixture to stand 30 to 60 minutes.
Heat deep fryer to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). In a small bowl, stiffly beat the egg whites. Gently combine the egg whites with the batter.
Coat each onion ring with flour and dip into batter. Deep fry the battered rings, several at a time, until golden brown. Drain on paper towels and serve.