Bacon Onion Rings by the BBQ Pit Boys

Bacon Onion Rings by the BBQ Pit Boys

August 10, 2019 100 By William Morgan


(heavy rock music) ♫ I’m gonna smoke me a fatty brisket ♫ I got my barbecue shoes on – [Narrator] Welcome to BBQPitBoys.com. Today we’re cooking up some
bacon onion rings on the grill, and of course it’s easy to do. All right, here I have some
regular cut pork belly bacon. You know all about that, man. You want to get a good
quality bacon for this recipe. All right, first thing you want to do here is we’re gonna cut up
some rings, all right? Onion rings, and you
might know how to do this, but if you don’t, this is how you do it. You just skin the outside of that onion, and what you want to do is cut, oh, half-inch to one-inch slices. Either or, works really
well in this recipe. Just give it, cut off
the ends on the onion. And cut off the outer ring. And it’s ready for slicing. You know how to do that. (chuckles) All right. Now, if you’ve never had these
bacon onion rings before, you’ve definitely gotta check this out. This is some real good eatin’ at the pit. You’re gonna want to make a bunch of ’em. All right. We’ve sliced our onions here,
and now we’re making rings, and they’re easy to do. You just push a little bit
on the inside and push out and you’ve got yourself a bunch of rings. Simple enough. (soft guitar music) Now, this is what it’s all about. It’s a technique here more
than a recipe, all right, and let me show ya how
to wrap these rings. You start from underneath
and you get your first wrap and then you drop the slice
down through the center like that, and you just keep wrapping. You can tug on the bacon a
little bit to tighten it up. You’ll get it. Just do a little practice, all right? Plan on using about two slices per ring and no matter how big the ring is, generally two slices of bacon will do. On a large ring, you might
need three slices of bacon, but you’ll know, all right. Make sure you cover the
entire onion if possible. See that? Real simple. There’s a ring. Now, let’s do one real close up. I got the time if you’ve got the time. This is again how it’s done. You want to keep your bacon
slice flat against the ring. You just keep twisting. Oh baby. It looks good enough to eat already. (laughs) Oh yeah. Now like I said, it takes about two
slices of bacon per ring. Be generous. Again, you’ll start from underneath, and then you flip over the top. Just like that. Whoa. And through the miracle of time, we’ve done a bunch of these rings. And now what we’re gonna do is we’re gonna put ’em on the grill. We’re gonna cook ’em fairly slow, about 275 to 300 degrees fahrenheit, indirect, opposite the coals. You know all about that, right? It’s gonna take about an
hour and a half to do, maybe two hours, and this’ll
give it plenty of time for this bacon to constrict
around this onion. (inhales) (rock music) All right, we’ll put the cover on. Nothing to do now but
just kick back and wait. Now, about an hour has gone by and what we’re gonna
do is flip these rings. Oh man, they’re looking good. Let’s give ’em a flip. We’ll get some even cooking going on. I’m using a wooden skewer here because they’re real delicate,
so use a skewer like this. It works real good. Yeah, can you smell that? It smells good! (laughs) Well maybe another half
hour, 45 minutes to go. All right. Take a look at that. Oh man. We’re gonna pull ’em off the grill now, and we want them to cool
a bit so they stiffen up, because we’re not finished with
these bacon onion rings yet. Now the hardest part about this recipe is giving ’em time to cool. Lord have mercy. I do believe we’ve got
a baker’s dozen here. (laughs) Oh yeah. We’ll probably give them a half hour to 45 minutes to cool, because
what we’re gonna do now is we’re gonna make a batter. You bet. These here are gonna be
fried bacon onion rings, although like I said,
you can eat those rings just the way they are, but nah, you want to take them to the next step. Here I’m just gonna make a simple batter. I just poured in a couple
scoops of semolina flour and a couple scoops of all-purpose flour, but you make the batter the way you like. Just use a simple batter, and ours is gonna be a beer batter. Mm. Of course you want to season your flour. Here I’ve got a little bit of salt and a little bit of
garlic powder in there. Like I said, use your favorite batter. (country music) Because this is a beer batter, we’re just gonna pour in some beer. Use a good beer, all right? Now with the amount of flour I was using, it’s probably gonna take a
couple bottles of beer to do it, but you get the consistency
the way you want it, but for these bacon onion rings, we like the batter fairly thick. Yep, just dip it in there. Shake off the excess. And drop it in some oil. We’re using some corn oil here. We’ve got the temp about
380 degrees fahrenheit. Spin it a little bit
with this wooden skewer. You probably know all about frying, right? But let me show you a
little bit how we do it. It only takes a few minutes
to get ’em golden brown. Oh baby. Yeah. Flip ’em over a little bit. Spin the ones like that. Spins them around and gives
them a little bit of shape. All right, that one needs to come out. It’s done. All right, those bacon
onion rings are done. They’re gonna be nice and crisp. With that bacon and onion
inside, it’ll be real tender. Mm. And let me warn you again, you need to make a bunch of these. I’ll show you one more time. I kind of like doing this. Dip that ring in the batter
and drop it in that oil. We’re talking tailgating food right here. You could be doing this during halftime. Make some rings just before
you serve some steak. You do it the way you want. (heavy metal music) Take a look at that. So the next time you’re
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