The Perfect Beer Batter (for Onion Rings)

2 eggs, separated

3/4 cup beer

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

1 cup flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)

 

Beat the egg yolks (reserve egg whites for later), beer, oil, flour, salt and peppers until you reach a smooth consistency. Let the batter stand for about 4 to 5 hours.

 

Before you begin to batter and deep-fry your meat or vegetables, beat the reserved egg whites until stiff, then fold the egg whites gently into the rest of the batter mixture.

 

Next, pour some flour into a shallow dish; dredge the meat or vegetables in the flour, then in the batter and place gently into the deep fryer or skillet with hot oil. Cook until batter is lightly browned and meat is cooked through.

 

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