Before I get to that though – I had to post my lunch – a turkey flat out, lots of veggies and about a cup of my chicken brunswick stew – I used green salsa mixed with one tablespoon fat free ranch dressing for a spicy veggie dip for only 20 calories!
Beer-Battered Onion Rings (courtesy of Cooks Country!)
- 2 sweet onions, peeled and sliced thin
- 3 cups beer, divided
- 2 teaspoons malt vinegar
- salt and pepper
- canola oil for frying
- 3/4 cup flour
- 3/4 cup corn startch
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
Soak onions from 30 minutes to 2 hours (no more than 2 hours) in 2 cups of beer, vinegar, 1/2 tsp. salt, and 1/2 teaspoon of pepper in a ziptop bag and refrigerate. This combinati0n softens the harsh bite of a raw onion.
While you heat the oil to 350 degrees, combine the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a large bowl. Slowly whisk in 3/4 cup of beer until just combined. Whisk in remaining beer as needed, 1 tablespoon at a time, until the batter falls from whisk in a steady stream. Be careful with this step – if the batter is too thick, the onion rings will be doughy, and too thin it will fall off the onion.
Have a preheated oven at 275 and place a cookie sheet with a wire rack. After each batch fries for about 5 minutes (flipping half way through) and are browned, transfer to oven until all the rings are done. Salt once they come out of the oven and serve right away. I don’t even like onions and these were amazing!!
I bought all these peppers at the store for a $1.00, and decided to grill them to make a green chile cheeseburger. I am not posting the recipe, because it needs tweaking. I basically charred the peppers on my grill and then processed them with garlic, lime juice and salt and pepper. While straight from the processor it was super spicy, once combined with my 4 ounces of ground sirloin, it ended up not being spicy at all.
Right now I am still working on my pasta sauce from yesterday – my tomatoes were really on the sour side so its a process to work it around – Tony is still the best taste tester – I am immune to salt and never seem to add enough!
Okay, now everyone go out and buy onions and make this asap! See you tomorrow!