Fried Onion Rings with Tempura Batter

Fried Onion Rings with Tempura Batter, Picture
1. Start with a bowl that will hold the finished batter, and add the Eggs, Beer, Salt, and Blacken. Mix with a whisk until smooth, then add the flour. You want a medium / thick batter to coat the onion rings real well. Let this rest for at least 15 minutes, or up to an hour.

2. Mix the dry ingredients for the Flour mix, and set aside while you slice the onions. Peel the slice the onion into 1/2" rings and separate.

3. Bring the oil to 350 degrees. I use a candy thermometer to keep an eye on the temp.

Dip the rings into the Flour Mixture, then the batter, then pick them up letting the extra drain off, and carefully set them into the oil.

Ron's Note:
Dipping the rings into the flour mix first, dries the rings, and helps the batter to stick.

4. Let the rings cook for about 5 minutes, them flip them, and cook for another 3 - 5 minutes. Pick them up with tongs and place them on a rack to drain. Salt them immediately, or the salt won't stick.

Ron's Note:
I always drain fried food rather than placing it on paper towels. Paper towels will absorb the oil, but it will also cause the rings to steam and soften.

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