Cooked in a delicious pale ale batter, these crispy, golden onion rings are perfect as a simple side dish or snack. A really easy recipe that's ideal for rustling up and sharing with friends.
- Heat the oil in a large pan over a medium-high heat until it reaches 180°C on a cooking thermometer (alternatively test the temperature by dropping a cube of bread into the oil – it should turn golden in 30 seconds).
- Meanwhile, combine the flour, cornflour and 1 tsp salt in a medium bowl. Whisk in enough beer to make a smooth paste, then continue adding beer, gradually, until the batter is smooth and creamy (about the same consistency as pancake batter).
- Using tongs, dip the onion rings, one at a time, in the batter. Shake off the excess, and then fry for 4-5 minutes, turning occasionally until crisp and golden. Do this in small batches to avoid crowding the pan, allowing the oil to come back up to temperature between frying each batch.
- Drain on kitchen paper, then season to taste. Serve immediately.
Tip:Scoop out any floating crumbs between batches so you don't end up with black bits stuck to your batter.
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