Onion rings? WTF? That’s not a cupcake or cake or a cookie! You’re right!! It’s not!! BUT…. It is #OnionLove month with my BlogHop group and I’ve been dying to test out a recipe for a Bloomin Onion at home.
Unfortunately, I don’t have a deep fryer and I wasn’t about to run out and buy a Fry Daddy just to make this onion. Cause, let’s be honest here… I’d start deep frying everything and that’d be bad for my waist line. I mean, realllllly bad.
So… Onion rings instead. Easier to control the heat in the oil and just as delicious!
The batter for the onions is really quite simple… and genius actually. The key ingredients… beer and pancake batter! Yup… who knew that pancake mix would make THE BEST batter for these onion rings!
The beer I used, well… since I’m here in Germany and Oktoberfest is right around the corner, I used the seasonal Oktoberfest Bier by Paulaner. If you’re not familiar with Paulaner, it’s the largest brewery in Munich, Germany… and it’s DELICIOUS. It added a rich dimension to the batter and was really quite delicious to finish off after I added what I needed to the recipe. hehe (PS… any lager would work for this recipe if your store doesn’t carry Paulaner.)
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