Beer-Battered Onion Strings

  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 45 min
  • Active: 45 min
  • Yield: 12 servings
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3 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder 

2 teaspoons seasoned salt, plus extra for sprinkling at the end 

2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper

3 bottles beer 

6 large eggs 

Vegetable oil, for frying

6 large yellow onions, very thinly sliced with a mandoline 


Special equipment: a mandolin; a deep-frying thermometer

Mix the flour, baking powder, seasoned salt and pepper in a large bowl. In a pitcher, mix together the beer and eggs. Pour the liquid into the dry ingredients and mix.

In a large heavy-bottomed pot, heat enough vegetable oil to come halfway up the sides of the pot until a deep-frying thermometer inserted in the oil registers 375 degrees F.

In batches, dip the onion strings into the batter, then plunge them into the hot oil and cook until golden, 2 to 3 minutes. Drain on a paper towel and repeat with the rest of the onions. Sprinkle with seasoned salt.

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