Deep fried foods are part of my culture, part of what I grew up with, and in a way a part of who I am; because it is part of my history. Intrinsic to me, I find not only the taste of fried foods appealing but the smell of the fat heating up in a fryer takes me on a long road back to home, to my mother’s tiny kitchen.
The baby blue contact paper with little white ducks hung as if it were wall paper juxtaposed to the matching painted pine cabinets with simple white pulls and knobs. I sit on the washing machine and watch in anticipation, as the FryDaddy simmers and crackles when she introduces some delicious breaded concoction to the hot peanut oil.
I only eat fried food as a treat now and rarely do I make it at home. Last night, I treated us to a fried delight: beer battered onion rings and it took me back to the way back. Served with some Homemade Ranch Dressing. Mmmmm!
Beer Battered Onion Rings
1 onion cut into ¼ inch strips
1 can beer
1 tsp salt
1 ½ cup flour
Mix beer, salt, and flour in large bowl. Mixture will resemble a thin pancake batter. Mix in onions until well coated. When oil in deep fryer reaches 350, fry until golden brown. About 2 minutes.