Onion Rings?

Discussion in 'Side Items' started by danmcg, Feb 8, 2009.

  1. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Ok people who's got the best onion ring recipe? I love the things, but really don't have a good batter recipe for them, only the store bought stuff...and yes it needs to be deep fried and if ya smoke them it would only be a plus.
    thanks in advance
  2. nomorecoop

    nomorecoop Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Not homemade, but I use Louisiana Shrimp Fry for everything battered. Use beer instead of water during step one of the directions..

    Just mix a little bit of batter with some beer. Drip (insert fried food here) into beer batter, then drop into dry batter.

    Fry 'em if ya got 'em.

    edited to add that Michelob Amber seems to be the best beer to use for this recipe
  3. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I will look and find-but mine is the real thing-off top of my head is flour-baking powder salt seperated eggs-mix in the yolks and beat the whites and fold in-killer rings milk must be in there too-family been making over 100 years-if u want a waffle recipi ask-
  4. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    thanks guys, let me expand on this some , anything ya do to the rings before battering like drying them, salt them, soak them.?
    ( I have to admit I was watchin the food channel and they had a diner on that had a mountain size order of rings that made my mouth water.)

    And if you're offeren the recipe desert i'd be interested.
    thanks, Dan
  5. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    good u asked dan-Ice water before the batter-15 minutes
  6. darrin

    darrin Meat Mopper

    Never made home made onion rings. Post your results with pics!
  7. kellys.

    kellys. Newbie

    Hey desertlites,
    Would you care to share that recipe? It would be much appreciated.[​IMG]
  8. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I thought I just did?proportions-depends how many u making-ingreadients there u play-2 cups flour(sifted) 1/2 tsp baking powder-salt to taste-touch of sugar-than the egg thing-and milk to make batter-and do eggs in order
  9. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    So do you use this waffle mix to coat the onions in before deep fat frying?
    If not my bad, but it does sound like a good "puffy" batter for onion rings.....
  10. Its not homemade, but it is great. I get beer batter from walmart. It is usually close to the onions. Mix with one beer and walla. Its great for mushrooms also.
  11. crewcab4x4

    crewcab4x4 Smoking Fanatic

    Heres a beer batter for you. It's simple but very good.

    2c. all purpose flour
    2t. salt
    2t. pepper
    2c. beer of choice
    Mix ingredients together and dip onion rings. Let excess batter drip off before frying.

  12. uncle_lar

    uncle_lar Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Here is a really light good tasting beer batter for onion rings and shrimp
    on the onion rings and shrimp ice water is good then make sure you pat them off so the batter sticks
    ingredients can be multiplied to make whatever amount you need

    1/3 C Flour
    1/3 C corn starch
    TB canola oil
    1 egg
    about a 1/2 to 3/4 C flat Beer
    1/2 tsp garlic powder
    cayane pepper to taste. I like about 1/2 tsp also
    make it the consitstancy of thin pancake batter
    put in the fridge for about an hour before use
  13. jdt

    jdt Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    my mix is
    40 oz beer
    1 gallon milk
    salt and pepper to taste

    mixed in a wash tub

    soak onions in mixture 20 minutes
    move wet onions into white flour cover completely
    quick dunk back in the mixture and then into course ground corn meal cover completely

    for a finer texture you can try fine and medium ground corn meal

    same recipe for green pepper rings but I mix a little cayanne in the corn meal

    In my opinion the secret to success is taking the time on the prep so you don't get them big lumps of onions together that never cook right.

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