Sweet smoked paprika flavored onion rings....

I love onion rings! I just absolutely adore them - sweet, soft onions encased in a crispy batter, what's not to love?! They're not that difficult to make at home at all, yes, you need a deep fryer, or simply a bigger stainless steel pot and a lot of oil. 

I took an opportunity form the fact that recently in the shop I got nice, big, white, sweet onions but... I wouldn't be me, if I din't want to put my mark on something even so simple and easy, as onion rings. Some time ago I received a selection of smoked paprika products from La Chinata and decided to spice things up with those onion rings. The result was fantastic - crisp, sweet onion rings with a nice hint of smoked paprika, which worked so well together, not to mention their lovely dark, golden colour. 

How to make it...
- big, white, sweet onions, sliced into about 1 cm rings
- 1 cup plain flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 tablespoon La Chinata smoked sweet paprika powder
- 1 cup lager
- oil for deep frying

Prepare a pan/pot for deep frying and heat the oil - you need about 2 cm deep oil for this, brought to around 170 C. In the meantime mix all the dry ingredients for the batter and add the beer. Depending on your flour etc, you might have to add more or less beer - you're aiming for a consistency of a thin yogurt. Coat each onion ring in the batter, so it's fully covered and immediately place into the hot oil. Fry on each side until golden and the onion inside is soft. Dry on a kitchen paper towel and serve immediately. If you want even bigger kick of the paprika, you can sprinkle some on top of the already fried onion rings - when they're still warm, to spice things up add chili to the batter.


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