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Beer Battered Onion Rings

Want to draw a crowd? Serve these beer battered onion rings for a crispy, flavorful treat!

Winni Recipes | Beer Battered Onion Rings


· 2 cups all-purpose flour, divided

· 2 teaspoons paprika

· 1 teaspoon garlic powder

· 2 teaspoons salt

· 1/2 teaspoon pepper

· 1 1/2 cups (12 ounces) pale ale beer (See Notes)

· 2 large yellow or Vidalia onions

· Vegetable oil, for frying

· Spicy ketchup, for dipping (optional)


1. In a large bowl, whisk together 1 ½ cups of flour with the paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Whisk in the beer until the mixture is well combined. Let the batter rest at room temperature for 10 minutes.

2. While the batter rests, cut the tip off of the stem side of the onions then remove the peel. Slice the onions horizontally into 1/2-inch-thick rings and toss them with the remaining ½ cup of flour.

3. Add the vegetable oil to a large, heavy-bottomed pot (Dutch oven) to a depth of 2 inches and heat it over medium-high heat until a deep-fry thermometer reaches 375°F.

4. Working in batches, dip the onion rings into the prepared batter, shaking off any excess, then immediately drop them into the hot oil. Be careful not to overcrowd the pot. Allow the onions to cook in the oil, flipping them once to guarantee even browning, for a total of about 3 minutes. Remove the onions with a slotted spoon and transfer them to a paper towel-lined plate. Immediately season them with salt. Repeat the coating and frying process, returning the oil to 375°F between batches, with the remaining onions.


1. When measuring beer, don't include the foamy head in your measurement. Pour it down the side of the liquid measuring cup (to minimize the head), and then measure the liquid part only.

2. Not a beer fan? Sub in any other carbonated beverage, including ginger ale, club soda or your favorite soft drink.

3. Shake off as much of the excess batter as possible when coating the onion rings in order to get the best ratio of onion to batter.

Recipe serves 8 but can be doubled or tripled to accommodate a crowd.


Source: “Beer Battered Onion Rings”. Recipe. N.p. 7 March 2021. Web. 5 June. 2023.


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