RECIPE: HORSERADISH DIPPING SAUCE
1 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup ketchup
2 tablespoon horseradish
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon fresh dill, chopped
1. WHISK together the mayonnaise, ketchup, horseradish paprika and dill in a small bowl. Set aside and cook the onion rings.
RECIPE: FRIED ONION RINGS
Canola oil, for frying
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 egg, lightly beaten
2 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp dried oregano
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 bottle (12 ounces) beer
3 large onions, preferably Vidalia, sliced into 1/4-inch rings and separated
1. CLIP a deep-frying thermometer to the side of a deep, heavy pot. Add 2 inches of canola oil to the pot and slowly heat the oil to 350°F. While the oil is heating…
2. WHISK together the flour, egg, garlic powder, oregano, cayenne, salt and black pepper in a bowl. Gradually whisk in the beer, stirring until a thick batter forms.
Onion rings with horseradish dipping sauce. Photo courtesy QVC.
You can buy spicy ketchup, or can make your own by mixing hot sauce or curry powder into regular ketchup. Photo courtesy Maya Kaimal.
3. DREDGE the onion slices in the batter. Using tongs, add four or five onion rings to the hot oil and fry for 1-2 minutes, until golden brown. Turn them halfway through cooking. (Cook the onion rings in batches or the oil won’t stay hot and the onion rings will be soggy rather than crisp.)
4. USING tongs, remove the fried onions to a wire rack or paper towels to drain. Cook the remaining batter-dipped onion rings. Serve hot with the dipping sauce.