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Pickled onion rings served in a basket

Easy pickled onion rings

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
    • plus cooling
  • Easy
  • Serves 6

Feast on these lager-battered pickled onion rings as a snack, or serve as part of an American-themed spread, with BBQ chicken pieces and mac ‘n’ cheese

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition: Per serving
NutrientUnit
kcal316
fat10g
saturates1g
carbs47g
sugars6g
fibre3g
protein5g
salt1.3g
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Ingredients

  • 175ml distilled malt vinegar
  • 75g golden caster sugar
  • 2 large onions , cut into 1cm-thick rings
  • oil , for deep-frying
  • 100g plain flour
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp ground coriander
  • smoked paprika , to serve

For the batter

  • 100g cornflour
  • 100g plain flour
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 300ml lager

Method

  • STEP 1

    Tip the vinegar, sugar, 50ml water and 1 tsp salt into a pan, bring to the boil, then remove from the heat. Add the onions to the pan, cover and leave to cool and pickle. Will keep for 24 hrs.

  • STEP 2

    Pour the oil into a large pan until it's no more than a third full and heat to 180C. Mix the flour, cayenne pepper, ground coriander and 1 tsp salt together in a bowl and set aside.

  • STEP 3

    To make the batter, combine the flours and bicarbonate of soda in a bowl, then slowly whisk in the lager. Drain the pickled onion rings and coat in the spiced flour mixture. Carefully dip them, one at a time, into the batter, then fry in the hot oil for 2-3 mins until golden and crisp. Drain on kitchen paper and season with the paprika and some sea salt.

RECIPE TIPS
AMERICAN FEAST

Serve these onion rings with Tom Kerridge's chicken pieces and mac ‘n’ cheese for the ultimate American feast.

DEEP-FRY SAFELY

For more on deep-frying safely, read our guide

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Recipe from Good Food magazine, February 2020

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