June 22nd is National Onion Ring Day. Who doesn't love a fresh, crispy onion ring? I guess...people who don't like onions...but I don't talk to those people.

To celebrate NORD, I decided to invade my friend Courtney's kitchen and whip up a batch of beer-battered onion rings.

Side note: Courtney is also known as "Hippie Mom," because she owns the natural parenting store Hippie Baby in the Red River District in downtown Shreveport. You'll hear her hippie baby in the background. You'll also note that my use of peanut oil and non-organic ingredients is completely against her norm...but she took one for the team, and still enjoyed the onion rings!

The fact that we used locally crafted beer also helped.

The complete recipe is at the bottom.

Reasonably Corrupt Battered Onion Rings

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 egg
1 12oz can of Great Raft Reasonably Corrupt beer
2 tbls melted butter
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 onions cut into 1/4 inch rings
48 oz peanut oil for frying (If you have an allergy, you can use vegetable oil. If you're a hippie like Courtney, you can use coconut oil.)

Sift flour, salt, and baking powder into a bowl. In a separate bowl mix the beer, butter, and egg together. Pour wet mixture into the flour and mix gently. If it is too thick, add a little water to get it to the consistency of thick cake batter. Let it sit for 15-30 minutes. Dust raw onion rings with flour then coat with the batter. Fry in 375 degree oil for 3-5 minutes, then flip onion ring and fry for another 3-5 minutes until GBD (golden brown and delicious). Drain rings on paper towels then put them in your mouth.

Gary's Tiger Sauce
1/4 cup ketchup
1/4 cup mayo
2-3 tbls horseradish (NOT Horseradish sauce...get "prepared horseradish")
1-2 tbls Louisiana Hot Sauce
1 tbls Worcestershire Sauce
Salt and pepper to taste.

Put all that in a bowl. Stir it up. Put onion rings in it, then put in your mouth.