Saturday, January 31, 2015

Zesty Cajun Onion Rings

1 large onion, sliced (about 1/2 inch thick)
4 ounces of Zesty Italian salad dressing
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 egg whites
1 measure of DIY Cajun Seasoning
1 tsp baking powder
4 ounces beer
2 cups peanut oil
1 large skillet

For this recipe, I always try to use someone else's beer for my batter so I don't have to use mine. And, I try to get it before she takes the first drink - if I can. No beer? Not to worry. You can use about 1/4  teaspoon of baking soda in as much cold water to get similar results.

In a quart size Ziploc bag soak the sliced onion rings in the Zesty Italian salad dressing for a few minutes (long enough for the rings to soak up the seasoning  –  about 15 -  20 minutes).

In a large enough bowl whip-up the 2 large egg whites, 1 cup of all-purpose flour, 1 tsp of baking powder, 1 measure of DIY Cajun Seasoning and just enough of her cold beer to make a thick batter (around 4 ounces or so).

Use a fork to dip the sliced onions in the prepared batter to get a generous coating on all sides then dredge the rings in the remaining 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour and coat well on all sides once again.

In a large skillet pour in and heat the peanut oil to about 375 degrees F. into which you will place the rings and fry on both sides until golden brown, flipping only once. And voila! You just prepared some mighty delicious and zesty Cajun fried onion rings.

Now you can just sit back and enjoy your beer.


PS. If you don't want to fry the onion rings just allow them to soak in the Zesty Italian salad dressing for an extra half hour or so and you have got delicious onion rings to compliment fried fish or other fried seafood.


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  1. Gene Gill said, "Thanks buddy! We are going to try this and I will use my wife's beer! Ahheee!

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