Onion Rings

Onion Rings

Ingredients

1 large Onion, cut into ¼ inch slices                1 cup Milk

1 ¼ cups All-Purpose Flour                             ¾ cups Dry Bread Crumbs

1 tsp Baking Powder                                      Salt to taste

1 Egg                                                            1 quart Oil for frying

Directions

Heat the oil in a deep fryer to 365 degrees F.

Separate the onion slices into rings, and set aside.  In a small bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder and salt.

Dip the onion slices into the flour mixture until they are all coated.  Whisk the egg and milk into the flour mixture using a fork.  Dip the floured rings into the batter to coat, then place on a wire rack to drain until the batter stops dripping.  Spread the bread crumbs out on a plate or shallow dish.  Place rings one at a time into the crumbs, and scoop the crumbs up over the rings to coat.  Give it a hard tap as you remove it from the crumbs.  The coating should cling very well.  Repeat with the remaining rings.

Deep fry the onion rings a few at a time for 2-3 minutes.  When they are golden brown, remove to paper towels to drain.

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Creamy Potato Salad with Bacon

Creamy Potato Salad with Bacon

 

Ingredients

3 pounds small red new potatoes (about 24)

kosher salt and black pepper

8 slices bacon

1/2 cup mayonnaise

1/4 cup sour cream

3 tablespoons white wine vinegar

4 stalks celery, thinly sliced

1/2 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

1/4 cup chopped fresh tarragon

Directions

Place the potatoes in a large pot. Add enough cold water to cover and bring to a boil. Add 1 teaspoon salt, reduce heat, and simmer until tender, 15 to 18 minutes. Drain and run under cold water to cool. Cut into quarters.

Meanwhile, cook the bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until crisp, 6 to 8 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate. Let cool, then break into pieces.

In a large bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, sour cream, vinegar, ¾ teaspoon salt, and ½ teaspoon pepper. Add the potatoes and celery and toss to coat. Fold in the parsley, tarragon, and bacon before serving.

Grilled Sweet Baby Back Ribs

sweet-baby-ribs

Ingredients

2 tablespoons ground ginger

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon black pepper

1/2 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper

3 slabs baby back pork ribs (about 5 1/2 lb.)

2 limes, halved

Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ Sauce

Directions

Combine first 4 ingredients in a small bowl.

Rinse and pat ribs dry. If desired, remove thin membrane from back of ribs by slicing into it with a knife and then pulling it off. (This will make ribs tender.)

Rub ribs with cut sides of limes, squeezing as you rub. Massage ginger mixture into meat, covering all sides. Wrap ribs tightly with plastic wrap, and place in zip-top plastic freezer bags or a 13- x 9-inch baking dish; seal or cover, and chill 8 hours. Let ribs stand at room temperature 30 minutes before grilling. Remove plastic wrap.

Light 1 side of grill, heating to medium-high heat (350° to 400°); leave other side unlit. Place rib slabs over unlit side, stacking 1 on top of the other.

Grill covered with grill lid, 40 minutes. Reposition rib slabs, moving bottom slab to the top, and grill 40 minutes. Reposition 1 more time, moving bottom slab to the top; grill 40 minutes.

Lower grill temperature to medium heat (300° to 350°)   Un-stack rib slabs, and place side by side over unlit side of grill. Cook ribs 30 more minutes, basting with half of BBQ Sauce. Remove ribs from grill, and let stand 10 minutes. Cut ribs, slicing between bones.  Serve.