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Spicy Onion Rings

INGREDIENTS:5 1/3 cups flour
3 Tbsp. salt
2 tsp. black pepper
5 cups beer
8 egg yolks
¼ cup vegetable oil
12 jumbo (3-inch to 4-inch diameter) Spanish Sweets® onions
as needed, vegetable oil for deep-frying

Southwestern Spice Mixture:
¼ cup ground cumin
2 Tbsp. chili powder
2 Tbsp. garlic powder
5 tsp. cayenne pepper DIRECTIONS:For Southwestern Spice Mixture: Mix together all ingredients until well combined.

For Onion Rings: Mix together flour, salt, and pepper in medium-sized bowl. Whisk together beer, egg yolks, and ¼ cup vegetable oil in a separate bowl. Pour into flour mixture, mixing well until smooth. Stir Southwestern Spice Mixture into batter, then cover and refrigerate for 3 hours, or overnight. Peel onions and slice into ½-inch thick rings. Fill deep fryer with vegetable oil. Heat to 350°F.

For each serving: Dip approximately 2 oz. onion rings in batter. Gently shake excess batter from rings. Deep fry in oil at 350°F until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Serve immediately. NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION: SERVINGS:24 servings From: PHOTO CREDIT:Photo Credit: IDAHO-EASTERN OREGON ONION PROMOTION COMM