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Monday, November 2, 2009

Hickory Smoked Onion Rings

I love onion rings and I love smoke... what more could a girl want? lol


I place a sliced onion in my drum with a bit of hickory. Smoked them as long as I could at 300 degrees. I didn't want the rings to cook, just take on as much smoke as possible..






Then I bagged them until I was ready to fry them up.



I used a beer batter...

1 cup of flour

1 tsp salt

1 tsp baking powder

enough beer to make a pancake like batter

(about 3/4 of a beer)

I used Tecate in this.. stronger beer such as lager will over power the smoke flavor.






I flour the rings before dipping in batter....



fry til golden...




season with salt....









I like em. :)

10 comments:

Big Dude said...

Rings look delicious and I'll have to try smoking some. We use a beer batter and for a little more crunch, we use a little thinner batter then roll in panko after battering. We use it for crappie as well.

Heart of a Cowgirl said...

mmmmmmmm... your blog is killing me!!! (in a good way)

cowgirl said...

Thank you Big Dude! I love panko it makes everything so crunchy. I've not tried it on crappie...bet that it's wonderful.
Thanks for the tip!

cowgirl said...

lol Thank you Heart of a Cowgirl! :)

A Year on the Grill said...

Boy these look great. I love onion rings, but for some reason, i have never trie dot make em... Now I will

cowgirl said...

Thanks A Year on the Grill! I love o-rings too. :)

Chris said...

The perfect side dish? I think so!

cowgirl said...

lol Thanks Chris! :)

Prettytastyreviews.blogspot.com said...

What would be even better is once you have the thick cut smoked onion rings. get some bacon to go around the rings then batter that and add panko!
Serious, I'm sure it would be sooo good.

www.prettytastyreviews.blogspot.com

cowgirl said...

Prettytastyreviews.. I do love bacon! :)
The onion smoke is so mild, the bacon flavor would overpower them.
You could skip the smoking process and just wrap, dip and fry.. Bet those would be tasty!
Thanks!