Betty demonstrates how to make Onion Rings of Fire. The fire of these onion rings comes from having serrano peppers, cayenne pepper, and Tabasco in the batter.
|Vidalia onions||2 Large|
|All purpose flour||1 1/2 Cup (24 tbs)|
|Serrano chili peppers||2|
|Cayenne pepper||1 Teaspoon|
|Freshly ground black peppercorns||1/2 Teaspoon|
|Beer||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Tabasco sauce||1 Tablespoon|
|Peanut oil||2 Cup (32 tbs) (For deep frying)|
Peel onions and slice into ¼-inches slices. Separate into rings and set aside.
In a medium-sized mixing bowl, place 1 cup of the flour, placing the remaining ½ cup flour in a bowl to be used later in the recipe.
To the 1- cup flour, add serrano chilis, salt, cayenne pepper, black pepper, beer, and Tabasco sauce. Whisk together.
In a heavy pot, heat peanut oil over medium heat to 350 degrees (F).
Use tongs to dip individual onion ring into flour, coating well. Dip flour-coated ring into batter, coating well. Shake off excess batter. Drop batter-coated ring into hot oil and fry until golden on top and bottom, turning once during the frying process. Repeat this procedure with the rest of the onion rings, frying a few at a time.
Place finished onion rings on paper toweling to drain and sprinkle them with coarse salt if desired.
Serve with hamburgers or steak.