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Bamiyeh (Fried Onion Rings) Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 2 large onions, sliced into 1/4 inch thick rings
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 cup cold water
- 2 cups vegetable oil, for frying

Special Equipment Needed:
- Deep-frying thermometer
- Large skillet or deep-fryer

Step-by-Step Instructions:
1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, black pepper, garlic powder, paprika, cumin, and cayenne pepper.
2. Slowly add the cold water to the flour mixture, stirring until a thick batter forms.
3. Heat the oil in a large skillet or deep-fryer to 350°F.
4. Dip the onion rings in the batter, making sure they are completely coated.
5. Carefully place the battered onion rings in the hot oil and fry for 2-3 minutes, or until golden brown.
6. Remove the onion rings from the oil and place on a paper towel-lined plate to drain.
7. Serve warm with your favorite dipping sauce.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Temperature: 350°F
Serving Size: 4-6

Nutritional Information:
Calories: 300
Fat: 20g
Carbohydrates: 25g
Protein: 5g

Substitutions for Ingredients:
- All-purpose flour can be substituted with gluten-free flour.
- Vegetable oil can be substituted with olive oil.

- Add 1/4 cup of grated Parmesan cheese to the batter for a cheesy flavor.
- Add 1/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon to the batter for a sweet flavor.

Tips and Tricks:
- Make sure the oil is hot enough before adding the onion rings.
- Fry the onion rings in batches to avoid overcrowding the pan.

Storage Instructions:
Bamiyeh can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Reheating Instructions:
Bamiyeh can be reheated in the oven at 350°F for 5-7 minutes.

Presentation Ideas:
Bamiyeh can be served in a basket lined with parchment paper for a rustic presentation.

Bamiyeh can be garnished with fresh chopped parsley or a sprinkle of paprika.

Bamiyeh pairs well with a variety of dipping sauces such as ranch, honey mustard, or BBQ sauce.

Suggested Side Dishes:
Bamiyeh can be served with a side of french fries, coleslaw, or potato salad.

Troubleshooting Advice:
If the onion rings are not crispy enough, make sure the oil is hot enough before adding the onion rings.

Food Safety Advice:
Be sure to use a deep-frying thermometer to ensure the oil is at the correct temperature.

Food History:
Bamiyeh is a traditional Middle Eastern dish that is often served as an appetizer or snack.

Flavor Profiles:
Bamiyeh has a savory flavor with hints of garlic, paprika, and cumin.

Serving Suggestions:
Bamiyeh can be served as an appetizer or snack, or as a side dish with a main course.

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Region: Iranian

Taste: Crispy, Sweet, Savory, Tangy, Oniony