Applebee's Copycat Recipe
1 cup McCormick Golden Dipt Tempura batter mix
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup beer
1 extra large white onion, sliced 1 inch thick
6 cups vegetable oil in your deep fryer
Preheat the deep fryer to 375 degrees.
Make the batter
Combine the termpura mix with the spices and liquid in a small bowl make the batter. Stir until smooth.
Prepare the onion
Slice the onion and separate all of the rings. Dip the individual rings onto the batter.
Cook the onion
Drop the battered rings into the preheated oil. Deep fry for 3-5 minutes until golden brown. Remove to a a paper towel lined plate, salt lightly and serve hot.
If you want a bit more spice to your onion rings add some cayenne pepper to the batter and mix some hot pepper sauce into your ketchup to give your sauce some kick.
Applebee's International, Inc. is the leader in the casual dining segment of the United States restaurant marketplace. The company franchises and operates more than 1,100 restaurants under the Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar name, about a quarter of which it owns. The eateries offer moderately priced, high-quality food and drink for all ages in a friendly, informal atmosphere. Applebee's is continuing to expand, with 1,800 outlets the company's stated goal. A smaller restaurant format has been designed for areas with populations under 25,000, to facilitate penetration of previously untapped markets.