Samuel Adams Beer-Battered Onion Rings
Food and Drink

Recipe by Chef David Burke

Samuel Adams Beer-Battered Onion Rings

Serves: 4


For the Beer Batter:

1  1/2 cups Samuel Adams Boston Lager

1  1/2 cups all-purpose flour

3 tablespoons smoked paprika

1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper

1 tablespoon ground espresso beans

2 tablespoons ground mustard seeds


For the Onion Rings:

2 large yellow onions

3 cups buttermilk

1 teaspoon ground espresso beans

1 gallon canola oil for frying

IN A LARGE mixing bowl whisk together flour, paprika, pepper, espresso and mustard seeds. Whisk in beer until smooth. Let rest for 10 minutes.

PEEL the onions and slice them into 1/2-inch rings. Steep the espresso beans in 1/4 cup buttermilk, then add this portion to the remaining buttermilk. Soak the onion rings in the buttermilk for at least 20 minutes.

HEAT the oil in a 2 gallon heavy-duty bottom pot to 375°F. Set aside a plate lined with paper towels.

PLACE the onion rings in batches into the beer batter, then take one at a time and gently place them in the oil.

LET each ring cook for 3 to 4 minutes until golden brown. Scoop them out with a slotted spoon and place on paper towels. Repeat until all onions are fried.