First, exciting news in my blog world... I have been invited to be a weekly regular guest blogger on oUrkRaZyKiTcHeN! If you have never been to Our Krazy Kitchen, it is a fun site that uses the talents of 6 very accomplished individual cooks and bloggers who rotate posting about simple recipes or new recipes or desserts or baking or whatever happens to excite the poster that day.
Come take a look today to support my new adventure, be sure to leave a comment so the girls don't think they made a hideous mistake. Then, take a look through their archives and if you like the idea of the 7 of us, bookmark us, follow us, tweat us or just plan on coming back again! Today, I posted of my first experience with PUFF PASTRY. I share the thrill I receive every time I discover that... I CAN COOK THAT!!!
OK, it takes a little effort, but these are the best onion rings I have ever eaten.
As always, first, assemble the ingredients...
2 onions, sliced about 1/4 inch thick and separated into rings
3 cups flour (separated into two batches)
2 TBS Sesame Seeds (I used a mix of white and black seeds)
1 TBS kosher Salt
1 bottle of Killians Irish Red beer (well, not the whole bottle, and feel free to use your own personal beer of choice)
Enough Canola oil to fill 3/4 inch of your heavy frying pan
Mix 2 cups of the flour and the Sesame seeds and salt together in a bowl. Add enough beer to make a pancake like batter.
Heat your oil up. Do the water drop test to see if it is hot enough. Sprinkle a couple drops of water into the oil. If it pops and splatters, it is ready (JUST A COUPLE DROPS).
Set up a little assembly line, or your kitchen will be a mess, and your wife will be pissed (or worse than that, you will have to clean up yourself).
- Coat a few rings in the set aside 1 cup of flour.
- Coat in the batter
- Fry em up. Like Julia says about mushrooms, "Don't crowd the rings".
- They cook fast, flip them after 2 minutes, and finish with a second 2 minute cook
- Remove from the oil and let them drain on a couple paper towels
- Try to eat just one
What do you think...
How long would a plate of these last at your New Year's eve party???
How about that Super Bowl party next month (go Saints)???
I even bet a big batch of these at the next church potluck would tempt a few teetoatalers. Strike a blow for liberty and make more Beer Batter Sesame Onion Rings!!!