Game Day Provisions 101: Red & White Beer Battered Onion Rings

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Red & White Gridiron Onion Rings

Onion rings certain rank tops when entertaining & they pair beautifully with a plate of classic barbecue fare. Red & White Gridiron Onion Rings feature a healthy dose of game day color making them ideal to offer for tailgating socials if you’re planning to host guests in your home. Accompany them with Honey-Garlic Smoked Chicken Sliders, Bourbon & Cherry Coke Ribs & Classic Potato Salad to get festivities underway right. Look to The Tailgaters Essential Frying Guide for pointers on how to make this irresistible side dish that can be made ahead of time & rewarmed just before serving plus look for a few basic fundamentals on how to prepare the onions properly to complete the task efficiently. 

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makes 6 servings

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Place the fried onions on a paper towel-lined half sheet pan & place in a 200 degree oven for up to 45 minutes to keep warm. The recipe can easily be doubled to feed a large crowd.

1 large sweet onion {about 12-oz}
1 large red onion {about 12-oz}
2 {12-oz} bottles beer
1 tsp kosher salt, divided
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper, divided
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour 
1/2 cup plain cornmeal
1 tsp paprika
3/4 tsp ground red pepper
3/4 tsp celery salt

Slice the sweet onion to 1/8-inch thickness & place in a medium bowl. Add 12-ounces of beer, 1/4 teaspoon salt & 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Coat the onions & submerge them in the mixture using a pair of tongs. Repeat the procedure with the red onions in a separate bowl. Chill 1 to 6 hours. 

Pour the oil to a depth of 1 inch in a 3 1/2 quart sauce pan & heat to 360 degrees. Whisk together the remaining 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, the flour, the cornmeal, the paprika, the ground red pepper & the celery salt in a medium bowl. Remove 1/4 cup of the mixture & set aside. Dredge the sweet onion slices in the flour mixture, shaking off the excess. Drop the onions into the hot oil, in batches, being certain not to overcrowd the pan. Cook 2 to 3 minutes or until golden brown. Remove the onions from the oil & place over paper towels. Toss the reserved 1/4 cup dredging with the remaining mixture. Repeat the process with the red onions. Sprinkle with additional kosher salt & freshly ground black pepper, if desired. 

The Extra Point

If you’re in need of additional instruction in regards to preparing onion rings from scratch, look to Buttermilk Onion Rings for details & photos to guide you every step of the way. 

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How To Prepare Onions For Frying

Thinly sliced, onions are they to make perfectly crisp rings once fried. Onion rings may be prepared in a variety of ways from thickly sliced O’s to onion petals– so much depends upon how they are sliced. They may be simply coated or dipped in a batter to create a variety of textures, tastes & looks. Red & White Gridiron Onion Rings feature a shoestring style that make a wonderful side dish or they may be used as a topper for burgers & sandwiches. 

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Start with an extremely sharp chef knife. Slice the ends away from the onion, then peel away the tough outer skin. Cut a small portion from the side of the onion, then position it cut side down on a wooden board to create a flat surface. Slice the onion into 1/8-inch rings. Next, cut each slice of onion from the middle to the outer edges. Separate the ring. Proceed with the the recipe as directed.

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