Servings: Serves 4
To make onion rings: Keep 1 cup of flour aside.
Mix the rest of the dry ingredients into one bowl.
In another bowl, mix beer, buttermilk and eggs.
Slowly incorporate dry ingredients into wet mix and whisk to prevent lumps.
Refrigerate until needed—this can be made one day in advance.
Heat oil in a frying pan till 350°. Check with a thermometer or just test by dropping a little water in oil until sizzles. Be careful not to make a huge splash.
To prepare petals, toss onions in a bowl with 1 cup of flour, coat well and shake off excess.
Then, place onion into bowl filled with batter and coat well.
Slowly add petals 1 by 1 into oil.
Don't overcrowd to prevent overflow of oil.
Cook until golden brown and crispy. Strain onto a plate with paper towels.
Season with salt and pepper.
To make Herb Mayonnaise: In a food processor, pour mayonnaise and all herbs with sea salt.
Mix for 2 to 3 minutes until all ingredients are well blended. Serve as a dipping sauce to onion rings or fries.
To make Sriracha Mayonnaise: In a food processor, pour mayonnaise, Sriracha, condensed milk and salt.
Mix for 2 to 3 minutes until thick and creamy. Don't overmix. Serve as a dipping sauce to onion rings or fries.
Published on January 16, 2009