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Crispy Pub Rings

 Crispy Pub Rings
“I created this recipe for a beer-tasting party we hosted (my husband brews his own), and they were a hit. Serve them when you entertain or on those nights when you want homemade ‘take-out’ food.”—Jennifer Rodriguez, West Jordan, Utah
4 ServingsPrep: 40 min. Cook: 5 min./batch

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 2 green onions, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • RINGS:
  • 1-1/4 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons hot pepper sauce
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1 large sweet onion, sliced and separated into rings
  • Oil for deep-fat frying

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine the first eight ingredients; chill until

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Directions (continued)

  • serving.
  • In a large shallow bowl, combine the flour, salt and baking powder.
  • In another shallow bowl, whisk the egg, milk, pepper sauce and
  • minced garlic. In a third bowl, combine the bread crumbs, garlic
  • powder and seasoned salt. Coat onions in flour mixture, dip in egg
  • mixture, then roll in crumbs.
  • In a deep fryer or electric skillet, heat oil to 375°. Drop onion
  • rings, a few at a time, into hot oil. Fry for 2-3 minutes or until
  • golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Serve with sauce. Yield: 4
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 6 onion rings with 1/3 cup dipping sauce equals 628 calories, 50 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 77 mg cholesterol, 1,317 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 11 g protein.