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The Best Fried Onion Rings                                                    6 servings


•  1½ cups all-purpose flour

•  1½ cups beer, active or flat

•  3 large yellow onions, cut into ¼-inch slices, separated into rings

•  3 to 4 cups of a good oil; I use peanut oil

You will need to allow at least 3 hours for the batter to sit.



1. Whisk together flour and beer in a medium bowl; cover and let sit for at least 3 hours.

2. Preheat oven to 200°F.  Lay several layers of paper towels on baking sheet to drain onion rings.


3.  Add oil to a large deep pot or fryer to reach about 2 inches; heat to 350°F.

4. With tongs, dip onion rings into batter; let drip briefly and place in hot oil; turn once; fry until golden.

     Drain on paper towels and place in preheated oven to keep warm.


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