Employee Meal 09.04.12 (part of it)

As the head cook where I am employed it is within my job description to make lunch for the employees every day. And some days I enjoy this more than others. I've posted some of these recipes in the past, but haven't in a while. Anyhow, this was one of the components to the meal we had today...deep fried beer-battered onion rings. Okay, so they are not the most healthy thing to eat, nor are they the most nutritious...but geeze o' man were they good.  There's a simple recipe below, which also included a basic beer batter. And The batter recipe can be used with nearly anything...seafood, vegetables, poultry...

 Beer Battered Onion Rings
2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 egg, separated
1 cup beer
two large onions 
oil for frying
flour for dredging

Combine the flour, baking powder, egg yolk, and beer in a bowl and mix with a wire whip until smooth. In a separate bowl, whip the egg white to soft peaks, then fold it into the batter, then set aside. Fill a deep skillet with an inch of oil and heat it to 350F. Toss the sliced onions in flour, shaking off any excess. Dip the onions in the batter a couple at a time, allowing some of the batter to drip free. Fry as many onion rings in the hot fat at a time as you can without overcrowding the pan. Remove and drain on absorbent paper.