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Beer & Sage Battered Onion Rings with Maple Sriracha Sauce – Recipe!

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When I was a kid, I just loved onion rings.  I loved the soft warm onion with the crunchy exterior and of course, a nice spicy dipping sauce.  Today, I don’t eat onion rings very often, but if I do, I indulge with these Beer & Sage Battered Onion Rings, made with Shock Top and fresh sage.

Shock Top is my new favorite beer.  I don’t drink much beer, but this beer is different.  It is a Belgium White Ale, produced here in the states with a slight hint of citrus.  The flavors remind me of Spaten with lemon, which I used to order before I found Shock Top.

The refreshing citrus beer makes the onion rings light and crispy and when you dip them in the Maple Sriracha Sauce, wow!   These rings make a great appetizer for watching football, baseball playoffs or binge watching Netflix.  You can serve these rings with more Shock Top and turn it into a real party!

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups Gluten-Free flour

1 teaspoon onion powder

1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika

1 teaspoon salt + more for sprinkling

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

6 ounces Shock Top

1 large white onion

Dipping Sauce

1/4 cup ketchup

1 1/2 teaspoons Sriracha

1 1/2 teaspoons maple syrup

(Serves 2-4)

To Prepare:

1.  In a bowl, whisk together flour, onion powder, paprika, salt and pepper.  Rough chop 6 sage leaves and add them to the bowl.  Pour in 6 ounces of Shock Top and whisk until smooth.

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2.  Peel and slice the onion across into 1/2 inch rings.  Separate the onion rings.

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3.  Heat the oil in a saucepan, over medium heat, until 360 degrees.  You can test the oil, by putting the back of a wooden spoon in the oil and watching it sizzle.  Add the onion rings to the batter, about 3-4 at a time.  Place them in the oil and cook for about 2 minutes per side.  Remove the onion rings and place on a paper towel lined plate, sprinkle with salt.  Continue cooking the onion rings in batches until complete.

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4.  To make the dipping sauce, in a small bowl stir together the ketchup, sriracha and maple syrup.  Set aside until all the rings are cooked.

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5.  Serve immediately, while the Beer & Sage Battered Onion Rings are still warm.  Enjoy!

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