Gluten Free Beer Battered Onion Rings

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Yes, you read that right, and yes, they were awesome!!

What is going on with me? First, I’m baking, now I’m deep frying? I just don’t even know who I am anymore. It’s almost like I’ve been taken over by another being who is in charge of my brain and my stomach. Oh, right…..

I’m highly suggestible lately. If I hear about something that I like to eat it…. I MUST have it. I can’t stop it, I can’t turn it off. The problem with this, is now I have a basic understanding of food, and I can make anything I’m craving.
That could be troublesome…

If you decide you want to make these, and if assure you, you do, here is what you’ll need:

1 onion sliced into rings
1/2 cup gf flour (I used King Arthur Flour)
Salt
Any other seasoning you’d like to put in this. (I used a spice blend my parents make)

For the batter:
2cups gf flour
1 egg
1/8 c buttermilk
9 ounces of gf beer

Add the salt, seasoning and 1/2 cup gf flour to a ziplock bag and shake to mix.
Then add the onion slices and shake to coat.

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I actually handed this off to my little guy to shake up while I prepared the batter.
I mixed the remaining ingredients in a large bowl, adding the beer last, and not all at once. This batter should be the consistency of pancake batter. Maybe slightly thicker.

You should also have a deep fryer or a Dutch oven with oil heated to 350 degrees.

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Dunk your onion rings in the batter, and carefully place in the fryer. Doing about three to four rings at a time. So as not to crowd the fryer and lower the oil temp.
Cook these until they are a golden brown, flipping once during the process.
Remove and place on paper towels, and salt again while they are still hot.
Yes, more salt. These are already better for you than fast food or store bought onion rings and there is no way you can put as much salt in them as the convenience variety has.

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I don’t normally deep fry. In fact, I very rarely do, for several reasons, it’s not healthy, it scares me, I feel like I’m going to burn the house down, or burn myself – I usually do, and this time was no exception, and it’s a mess. This however was worth it. Even the burn.

I have no idea what I will be making next, I might even start craving fish, (I doubt it) or I’ll probably be frying more onion rings. My husband is trying to use my highly suggestible state to his advantage and keeps mentioning things that will not happen, like Cronuts. Long story short, what the baby wants, the baby gets, so these next few months may be interesting, and a little odd at times. Right now, I can’t get enough of the mixture of mayo, strawberry jam, and meat, but I also ate stuff like that before I was pregnant.

I have to ask two questions:
1) If you have had kids, what were some of your food obsessions or strange things you ate?
2) I’m open to new things right now….. What would you like to see me cook on here?

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2 Responses to Gluten Free Beer Battered Onion Rings

  1. nadine andrea says:

    wow that sounds good and I’ve been craving onion rings but no way am I going to that much trouble. Lucky Doug and Conor.

  2. Shannon Fields says:

    Linz, this sounds ridiculously good! When I was pregnant, I wanted watermelon all the time and grilled mushrooms on everything. The shrooms carried over post-pregnancy. 😉

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