Dude Food Tuesday: Fried onion rings
Ok. Last week we have covered the onions for on your burger for the manly recipe of the week. Remember I told you to feel free to buy some extra onions for this week? I hope you did and that you have your onions ready to go in the Dude Food Kitchen.
If not, you will have to get out of your man cave and go hunting for food; the ingredients for this week. Favorite huntingfields of the current time: the market? With or without the ‘super’ in front of the world. Make sure you don’t forget to hunt for your other ingredients as well (see below)
Today the onion is (again) the hero, but this time in the shape of the ultimate male snack; the fried onion ring!
Wow, I just think this is a terrific snack, Delicious if you come back home after a day of hunting outside and are lounging in your man cave on the bearrug… in front of that cristal boll that gives you the view on the rest of the world… watching sports on the tv.
But also perfect for impressing the mistress and to put these onions rings on the table as a side dish, when you decide to let her enjoy your manly cooking.
Before we start on the recipe let me tell you this:
Men and onions have been good friends since prehistoric times.
“Yes, but why?” I hear many people now think.
Well, that is because onions make you…cry. And real men don’t cry; except when cutting onions.
That actually gives us a legitimate excuse and we can let our tears flow freely. Of course a real man has to keep up appearances to the outside world and has to do anything he can within his power to prevent the tears from falling while cutting the onions.
So, what (onmanly) tricks have been invented to smother the flowing of tears in the kitchen? Lighting a candle during the cutting? Too romantic, dismissed.
Wetting your face under the eyes? That just looks if you have been crying before cutting and are trying to blame the onions. Holding a knife under the tap? That just looks like you’re washing the dishes and trying to cook at the same time. And real men don’t multitask; they do one thing really well instead of trying to do various things in a mediocre kind of way.
The most masculine trick to help prevent crying is this; ferociously biting a wooden spoon while cutting the onions. Not that it actually helps. No trick helps. But having a piece of wood between your teeth does look like you’re a tough guy and you can safely say – with tears pouring down your cheeks – ‘Those are some spicy onions this time!’
It’s time to start cooking in the dude kitchen now; fried onion rings in beer batter. Put your wooden spoon at the ready and let your tears flow freely with this recipe!
Pittige snack van gefrituurde uienringen in een krokant jasje van bierbeslag
- 3 large red onions white are ok too. You don't really see the difference but you will taste the difference
- 150 gram flour
- 250 ml cold beer the colder the better, as this will make the batter lighter
- 2 eggs
- Pinch of black pepper
- 2 pinches of salt
- pinch of cayenne pepper
- pinch of paprika
- oil for frying sunflower or similar and enough to fill a sufficient part of a wok or deep pan
Put your wok or pan with the oil on the heat and heat up to 180 C. Real men feel the temperature with their fingers. Smart men ask their wife where she keeps the kitchen thermometer.
Clean the onions and cut in rings of about half a centimeter thick
Whisk one egg in a large bowl and weigh 30 gram of the flour (3 large tbsp) that you put into a second bowl.
In a third bowl whisk the 120 grams of flour, the ice cold beer and the other egg to a fluffy and airy batter.
Don't over whisk it or you'll beat out the air.
While whisking add both peppers and one of the pinches of salt in the batter.
Drag the onion rings first through the flour, than through the whisked egg and last through the batter.
Immediately put into the hot oil and fry until golden and crispy. This will take about 3 minutes. Make sure not to fry too many in one go. The onions will be at their crispiest when they can swim around the oil freely.
Use a slotted spoon to take the onion rings out of the oil and leave to drain on kitchen paper. Put them in a bowl to serve and dust with a bit of paprika and the second pinch of salt