Monday, July 25, 2011

Beer Marinated Onion Rings

Made my beer marinated Onion Rings for the family - they were almost gone before we sat down to eat.   I fry them in batches, and as soon as they're cool enough to touch, everyone is gobbling them up.   I use stiffly beaten egg whites to keep the flour coating on, which creates a very light but delicious crunch.  Use season salt for extra flavor, or try any other seasoning to make this recipe your own.

Beer Marinated Onion Rings

Ingredients:
  • 4-5 large sweet onions, sliced into rings
  • 3 cans of your favorite beer
  • 6 egg whites, beaten to stiff peaks
  • 3 C flour
  • peanut oil
  • salt and pepper or your favorite seasoning
Directions:   In a large pot, add peanut oil to the desired level and heat until ready to fry.

Slice the onions into rings about 1/4 of an inch thick, toss into the largest zip lock bag and pour the beer in - remove as much air as you can, zip it shut and marinate in the refrigerator for 3-4 hours.


 In a large bowl, beat the eggs white until stiff peaks form.   Drain the beer from the onion rings and toss them with the egg whites.   Shake off the excess.


In a separate zip lock bag add the flour then add the egg white coated onion rings and zip shut then shake like crazy.   Add to the hot peanut oil and fry until browned.   Drain and season with salt and pepper or your favorite seasoning.

into the fryer

ready to eat

9 comments:

Erin said...

Great recipe! LOVE onion rings! They are our favorite appetizer to order when we are out!

Kelly @ Eat Yourself Skinny said...

Stacey these look delicious!! Love this recipe! :)

Kim Bee said...

Yummy onion rings. My daughter loves them. I do mine without beer but she wants me to try them with it. Lol.

Lolly's Sweet Treats said...

I love onion rings and I bet the beer really kicks these bad boys up a notch. Thanks for sharing :)

Christine's Pantry said...

My family loves onion rings. I've never tried onion rings with beer, but I bet they taste great with beer. Thanks for sharing.

Isabelle @ Crumb said...

Ooh... onion rings are like my kryptonite. I just can't stop eating them when they're in front of me.
Love the idea of soaking them in beer before battering and cooking. Bet that adds a ton of extra flavour!

Susan said...

Beer batter is always a good, naughty idea! They look amazing and highly addictive! Thanks for sharing.

Jennifer said...

I think my husband would cry - 3 beers in this recipe - and his favorite at that! He loves onion rings - so it would be a real tussle - drink the beer? Or, eat the beer? Decisions, decisions.... lol

katiez said...

I can understand why they barely made it to the table.... I love onion rings, and these look fantastic!