Beer Battered Onion Rings

Introduction

Prep time
15 mins
Cooking time
15 mins
Serves
Serves 6
Summary
Ingredients:
2 large onions
175ml distilled malt vinegar
75g golden caster sugar
100g plain flour
½ tsp cayenne pepper
½ tsp ground coriander
oil, for deep-frying
smoked paprika, to serve
100g cornflour (For the batter)
100g plain flour (For the batter)
½ tsp bicarbonate of soda (For the batter)
300ml Dark Hopped Mild Ale (For the batter)

Cooking Method

  1. Slice the onions into 1cm-thick rings and set aside. Tip the vinegar, sugar, 50ml water and 1 tsp salt into a pan, bring to the boil, then remove from the heat. Add the onions to the pan, cover with foil and leave to cool.

  2. Fill a large saucepan half full with oil and heat until the temperature reaches 180C on a frying thermometer. Mix the flour, cayenne pepper, coriander and 1 tsp salt in a bowl, and set aside.

  3. To make the batter, combine the flours and bicarb in a separate bowl, then pour in the beer. Coat the onion rings in the spiced flour then dip them in the batter and fry one by one in the hot oil for 2-3 mins until golden and crisp. Drain on kitchen paper and season with smoked paprika.

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