What’s better than a super unique and popular drink? A super unique and popular drink, incorporated into a super incredible snack..that’s what! 🙂
Beer battered goodies have been around forever, but now you can actually eat the most amazing beer concoction since uh..beer concoctions..lol! Yep, now you can magically munch on a succulent stack, a perfect pile..if you will, of Black & Tan Beer battered Onion Rings!
~And they’re SO incredibly good, it’s ridiculous! 🙂
The crispy and light batter literally absorbs all the flavors of each beer and compliments each other perfectly. Combine two of the flavors together in one bite for the ultimate Black & Tan beer snack experience.
Take that fun football-game-snacking to the next level with these babies, and they will be a touchdown..and you will be the MVP!
Serve them up with some spicy or honey mustard, or anything you can think of for dipping and you’re good to go. Just be prepared to be tackled, because they’re THAT good! 🙂
What you’ll need:
2 med./large Onions..Any variety
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons of all purpose flour..divided
1 tbsp. veg oil
1/2 cup of guinness
1/2 cup of light Ale
1-2 tbsp. of UNSWEETENED Cocoa Powder! This is for depth of flavor and color..YOU WON’T TASTE CHOCOLATE, it enhances the dark beer amazingly!
Oil for frying..I used Canola
Dipping sauces such as Mustard etc.
..two bowls for battering the onions
Mix the egg with the 1 tbsp. of oil and set aside…
into bowl #1 add ..half of the flour,> so 1/2 a cup..plus one tablespoon!
into bowl #2 add ..half of the flour,> so 1/2 a cup..plus one tablespoon!
Pour half of the egg mixture evenly into the two bowls of flour, and mix well to combine (it will be thick until you stir in the beer (see next step)
Now add a 1/2 cup of guinness (black) into one of the bowls, stir well to combine…
And add a 1/2 cup of the Ale (tan) into the other bowl of the flour..stir well to combine…
Now into the “black” batter bowl, stir in the unsweetened cocoa powder..just trust me on this…lol! You can use 1 to 2 tbsp. of it, it’s up to you and how you like the color and flavor! It intensifies the onion rings like nothing else! << of course, if it bothers you, simply leave it out, but the rings won’t be as dark or flavorful! 🙂
Now you have a “Black” bowl of batter AND a “Tan” bowl of batter all ready to go…
Slice up the onions into approx. 1.5″ slices, you kind of want them thick so they can hold lots of batter! 🙂
Dip each onion into the batter and coat evenly…
*IMPORTANT NOTE: Fry up the “Tan” rings first, so your oil stays clean for the “Black” rings/// A few at a time in the hot (350 degree) oil until they’re crispy on all sides…
Let them cool separately as well, if you’d like to stack them as I did in that authentic “Black & Tan” layer! You can organize the sizes better this way…
So cool the Black…
And cool the Tan…
Or you can just serve them up “feeding frenzy style”…haha! In one big pile…
These will be a hit however you serve them~
Don’t forget the mustard! ~Enjoy! : )