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Beer Battered Onion Strings

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Beer Battered Onion Strings

Sweet Vidalia Onions with a dipping sauce. Super Easy to make and perfect size for a weekday meal.
Difficulty: Easy
Cuisine American
Keyword Appetizers, Misc., Sides
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4

Equipment

  • Medium Mixing Bowl
  • 12” Covered Skillet with Deep Sides
  • Baking Sheet & Paper Towels For Draining
  • Kitchen Tongs
  • Long Handled Wire Skimmer

INGREDIENTS 

ONION STRAWS:

  • 1 Vidalia Onion - large, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup AP Flour
  • ½ tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp. Coarse Salt
  • 6 oz. Beer - (1/2 can)
  • 1 Egg - large
  • Canola Oil - (for frying)
  • Salt - to Taste

DIPPING SAUCE:

  • ½ cup Mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsp. Ketchup
  • 1 Tbsp. Lemon Juice
  • 1 clove Garlic - (minced)
  • 2 tsp. Cajun Seasoning * - (See Note)
  • 1 pinch Coarse Salt

INSTRUCTIONS

ONION STRAWS:

  • Heat oil to 375˚F. in a large skillet.
  • Mix Beer, Egg, Four, Baking Powder and Salt in a large mixing bowl. Whisk until smooth.
  • Working in batches, dip Sliced Onions into Batter to coat. Lightly shake off any excess. Using Kitchen Tongs, slowly submerge onions into the hot oil and fry until crispy and brown, about 3 minutes. Using a Long Handled Wire Skimmer, transfer them to a baking sheet lined with paper towels to absorb excess oil. Salt to taste immediately .
  • Repeat until all Onions are fried.

DIPPING SAUCE:

  • In a medium bowl, mix ingredients until smooth. Adjust seasonings to taste.

Notes

* – See the Cajon (Blackened) Seasoning Recipe HERE.

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