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Deep-Fried Onions with Dipping Sauce

 Deep-Fried Onions with Dipping Sauce
Enjoy this steakhouse appetizer right in your own home. Our Test Kitchen covered onion wedges with a golden batter and fried them to perfection. The spicy dipping sauce really heats things up!
2 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.


  • 1 sweet onion
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 7 tablespoons beer or nonalcoholic beer
  • Oil for deep-fat frying
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons chili sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  • Cut onion into 1-in. wedges and separate into pieces. In a shallow

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Deep-Fried Onions with Dipping Sauce (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • bowl, combine the flour, paprika, garlic powder, cayenne and pepper.
  • For batter, in another shallow bowl, combine the flour, cornstarch,
  • garlic powder, paprika, salt and pepper. Stir in beer. Dip onions
  • into flour mixture, then into batter and again into flour mixture.
  • In an electric skillet or deep-fat fryer, heat oil to 375°. Fry
  • onions, a few at a time, for 1-2 minutes on each side or until
  • golden brown. Drain on paper towels. In a small bowl, combine the
  • sauce ingredients. Serve with onions. Yield: 2 servings.