I hope everyone had a wonderful Father’s Day! My little ones and I always have fun making crafts and cards for my husband. They really get into the spirit of making his day special. We usually try and celebrate with his family or mine, and have a nice big yummy meal. My son was sick last week, so we celebrated on our own. I asked my husband what I could make him to eat, and he decided on my homemade cheese sticks, onion rings, and burgers. I really liked where he was going with his request. Why not have fun once and awhile and indulge? After all, it was his day 😀 My plan was to start the onion rings and burgers after we had our cheese sticks. We were definitely a little hungry when I was making them, and we started eating the cheese sticks as they came out. They were so hot, melty, and delicious, and we ate way too many of them. So many in fact, that we couldn’t eat anything else but a light salad. I was determined to finish his special meal, and decided to the next day. I wanted to make his onion rings a little different and opted for a black and tan beer batter. Usually, a pale beer is used, but I wanted them to be a little more rich and interesting. Although we usually make our black and tans, I went with a pre-made version by Yuengling (they make a good black and tan). The onion rings were really good and paired well with a black and tan 😉 I hope you give these a try the next time you want to indulge a little with fried food!
- 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 tsp. salt (If you like your onion rings saltier, add more to the batter. I like to salt the finished product to taste.)
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- 18 oz. black and tan beer (1 1/2 12 oz. bottles)
- 1 1/2 large sweet onions
- vegetable oil for frying (or your preferred oil)