Crispy onion rings

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Crispy onion rings
Courtesy of
Jo Mason

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4 or 5 medium-sized yellow onions
1-1/2 cups flat beer
1-1/4 cups flour
1/4 cup corn meal
shortening for frying
salt to taste


Combine flour, cornmeal, and beer. Cover bowl and let sit at room temperature for about 3 hours. Cut onions into 1/4 inch slices. Separate into rings. Heat shortening in deep fryer or large heavy skillet. Using fork, dip onion rings into batter. Place in hot fat (375°). Fry until golden, turning if needed. Drain on absorbent paper. Salt to taste and serve immediately.

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