Beer Battered Onion Rings
½ cup all propose flour
¼ cup cornstarch
¼ cup instant mashed potato flakes
⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper
¼ teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup cold beer **(Nikasi Pravada Pilsner )
** you may substitute cold club soda
2 cups Panko breadcrumbs
2 large yellow onions (also try baby dill pickles, I dare you!)
3 cups canola oil
½ cup ketchup
¼ cup ranch dressing
Peel and slice onions to ½ inch thick
In a medium bowl, combine the flour, cornstarch, potato flakes, cayenne pepper and kosher salt. Whisk in the beer and stir until smooth.
Place panko in a shallow bowl.
Make sauce by combining the ketchup and ranch in a small bowl. Set aside.
Heat the canola oil in a frying pan with high sides to 375 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with paper towels.
Place 4 onion rings into the bowl of batter and toss to coat them.
Remove onion rings from batter and place into a pan of panko breadcrumbs. Turn to coat completely.
Carefully place onion rings in the hot oil. Fry until golden brown, about 2 to 3 minutes. The procedure is the same for the dill pickles!