May 19, 2010

French Dip With a Side of Onion Rings

French Dip Sandwiches
with a side of ONION RINGS
yep...onion rings...YUM.

Is your mouth watering???? Mine too!

Today you get two for one. This is a family favorite. Nothing like throwing a big slab of cow and some of his seasoning friends into a crockpot and letting them play together all day. Your house will smell ah-mazing. 

Hubby will come home and not know what to do with himself when he first smells your awesome dinner and then sees you looking all hot and fabulous because instead of slaving over a stove for the last hour you got to run a brush through your hair, change from a PB and J smudged tee into something clean, and even slapped on some mascara. What a lucky guy!

So go ahead make these French Dip won't regret it!

French Dip Sandwiches

1 chunk or rump roast, 2-3 lbs
1 bay leaf
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp ground thyme
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1 tsp rosemary
1/2 cup soy sauce
2 cups water

Mix all ingredients together and then pour over the roast, already nestled all snug in the crockpot. Cook on high for 5-6 hours. Pull meat out of liquid, reserve liquid. Shred meat. Pour liquid through a mesh strainer. Pour some liquid back over meat. Reserve some for the "dip" part of your sandwich.

Toast up buns with a little bit of butter. Pour the reserve juice in dipping compatible containers.

Serve with a side of these... 

disclaimer...if you make these with the sandwiches I can not guarantee that you will get a brush through your hair. These are a little more time intensive. But you will smell like onion rings so it may not matter that you didn't brush your hair.

Onion Rings 
from Rachael Ray

2 large onions, cut into 1/4 inch rings
1 1/4 cups flour
1/3 cup cornstarch
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups ice water

Soak the onions in a large bowl of cold water for 10-15 minutes. Let drain on paper towels.

Meanwhile, in a large deep pot/skillet heat a couple inches of vegetable oil to proper frying temperature.

Fill a large bowl halfway with ice...sounds weird hang in there I'll explain.

In a medium bowl mix the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, and salt. Add ice water and stir until batter forms...the batter will be thin. Place the batter bowl inside the bowl of ice to keep it cold.

Using tongs or a fork, coat the onion rings with the batter, letting the extra drip off. In batches, drop the rings into the oil and fry until golden brown, a couple of minutes. Transfer the rings to a paper towel to let drain.

Okay now you are ready to serve up yourself a really AWESOME meal. Tell your hubby...he's welcome.


Whatever Dee-Dee wants said...

That french dip looks so good!

Elle Sees said...

This post is serendiptious for two reasons:
1--I had meat and wanted a recipe that involved the crockpot
2--this is the 2nd recipe i've seen today for onion rings! i've gotta make this!

Jess :) said...

Looks delicious!!

Just wanted to give you a heads up - I featured your silhouette tutorial on my blog today :) I hope it's to your liking!

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