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Home-made crispy beer battered onion rings and tasty beers make a great combination for any gathering.  I used an American brown ale for this recipe, because the sweetness of the onion pairs well with the rich and roasted malts of the beer.  Accompanying this dish is a horseradish cream sauce, but all dipping sauces are welcome.  If you’d like a thicker batter on your onion ring just dredge in flour and batter a 2nd time before adding to oil.

Beer Battered Onion Rings

Onion Rings
1 Large Vidalia Onion ½ Inch Rings
1 12 oz Brekle’s Brown Ale
2 Egg Yolks
2 Egg Whites
2 Cups All Purpose Flour
1 TBSP Salt
1 Tsp Sugar
1 Tbsp Paprika
Oil for Frying

Horseradish Sauce
2 TBSP Horseradish
1 TBSP Dijon
8 oz Sour Cream
3 oz Brekle’s Brown Ale
1 TBSP Chopped Chives
Salt and Pepper to Taste

Cooking Instructions
1. Add all dry ingredients together
2. Add beer and egg yolks and whisk
3. Slowly whisk in dry ingredients into wet until you have a thick batter
4. Refrigerate for 1 hour.  Whisk egg whites and then add to batter after refrigeration.
5. Prepare sauce by adding all ingredients and mix together
6.  Heat 3 inches of vegetable oil in a pot to about 350 degrees
7. Dip onion rings into flour then beer batter and add to the hot oil.
8. Cook for 2 minutes on each side or until golden brown.  Only Add a few at a time so your oil tempurature does not go down
9. Dry on a paper towel


Chef John