Hickory Smoked Onion Rings

Discussion in 'Veggies' started by cowgirl, Nov 1, 2009.

  1. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Smoked some more onions for onion rings this weekend... I used hickory and my drum.

    I let the onion slices smoke as long as I can without letting them get too dark..

    I store the smoked onions in a baggie until I'm ready to fry them

    make a beer batter by mixing
    1 cup of flour
    1 tsp of salt
    1 tsp of baking powder
    and enough beer to make a pancake like batter
    (about 3/4 of a beer)
    I used some Tecate for this batch.

    I flour the rings before dipping them in the batter..

    fry til golden...

    Thanks for checking out my smoked o rings!
  2. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Have I ever asked you to marry me? Oh that's right...everytime I see one of your smokes, I think I do.

  3. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    [​IMG]WOW - Those look incredible
  4. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Awesome idea for the O-rings, how well did the hickory flavor hold up after the batter and deep fry?
  5. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks great cowgirl, you are always thinking outside of the box !!!
  6. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thank you Dude, Fire, Scarbelly and Marty! :)

    Dude, if Mrs. Dude says it's ok, then it's ok with me. lol[​IMG]

    Scarbelly, thank you for the points!

    Fire I've made these before. I try to get the most smokey flavor by either smoking them long and slow... a really low temperature. OR by doing the big no-no..pouring as much smoke as I can at them in a short amount of time. This time I had other things in the drum so I went with a low slow approach.
    I try to smoke them without cooking them much.
    Also... a light beer works best in the batter or use your favorite batter. The beer taste really comes through. (hope that makes sense. [​IMG])

    Marty... it's good to see ya!! Hope all is well in your neck of the woods. Bet you are hauling in deer right and left. [​IMG][​IMG] Thank you!
  7. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Been chasing birds, our deer rifle opens this coming Friday; 6 tags too fill !!! Might just have to try some of those onion rings soon.....
  8. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Hope you had great luck with the birds Marty. I have a feeling your aren't going to have a problem filling those 6 tags. [​IMG] Looking forward to seeing what you do with your haul. [​IMG]
  9. gruelurks

    gruelurks Smoking Fanatic

    Om nom nom nom! Nice looking rings, you had me at beer batter. [​IMG]
  10. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    lol Thank you Grue! [​IMG]
  11. bb53chevpro

    bb53chevpro Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Smoked onion rings. Who would have thought....
    Have you tried to cold smoke them? Just curious.
    Fantastic as usual.
  12. miamirick

    miamirick Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    if there is a Mr Cowgirl he must walk around with a smile 24/7 and if he doesnt he's crazy
  13. bbqhead

    bbqhead Smoking Fanatic

    great idea ,onion rings are like one of favorite eats, I never thought about smoking them. btw is my other favorite ,the best of both worlds!!! thank you.[​IMG]
  14. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    As always, a great looking View[​IMG] And points too!
    But competition has arrived on the scene;

    Meet my soon to be Grandkids-> Aubrey and Joey :)-

    She's already a knockout and He's handy as a shirt pocket at the cooker already[​IMG]
    And talk about EAT, Joey gnaws a Rib like a pro and Aubrey can't get enough 'Q'. 2-1/2Y/O and ate a 6 Ribs today.,by herself(well we did pull it off for her). Joey, no problem, snatch a Rib off the plate and suddenly -'no meat'.Great technique,sauce everywhere!
    Anyhow,sorry Hon, got another girlfriend[​IMG] and my Boy is gonna make prettier stuff than you! LMAO![​IMG]
    Check out the other post to see the rest of the "Stans" B-Day. I had a surprize of some Ribs from Alex and we did 'em and ate 'em.
    Later Tater and
    Stan aka Old School

    P.S. No, It's not 'MY' day yet,but we just put 'em together...
  15. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Jeanie, those look great...[​IMG]
  16. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks everybody!

    Andy, I've not tried them in my smokehouse yet but think I'll do that soon.
    Bet they would take the smoke on even better. Thanks!

    Rick...no cowboy. I have that once bit, twice shy thing going on right now. [​IMG]

    bbqhead, thank you! I love both of them too. O-rings and smoke... two of my favorite things. [​IMG]

    Stan, I am completely jealous!!! You new girlfriend is a knockout! [​IMG]
    What cute grandkids... you are blessed Stan. [​IMG]

    Paul, thank you!! [​IMG]
  17. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    ever thought about a smoking cookbook........you could pull it off.
  18. chisoxjim

    chisoxjim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    not sure how I missed this post, those onion rings look awesome, add another to the list of things to try.

  19. erain

    erain Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    dangit jeanie!!! looks great... next thing smoke home made cheetos from scratch??? lol jk ron!!! [​IMG]
  20. evo 9 guy

    evo 9 guy Smoke Blower

    Those look fantasitc!

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