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Put down the take out menu and get these Beer Battered Onion Rings at home. Perfectly fried and crispy bites of deliciousness. Made with thick slices of onions, dredged in a beer batter and fried to perfection.

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Beer Battered Onion Rings

Nostalgia For Onion Rings

Something like a million years ago, there was a Take Out across the road from my grandparents house. It was your traditional kind of place where you could get chicken and chips, hamburgers, fries dressing and gravy, onion rings and all the other greasy goodness you can imagine. This was the 80s when living was easy and greasy food was welcomed. Oh, the things that are well missed in 2016.

Beer Battered Onion Rings

I remember loving onion rings the most, even more than french fries. Lately, I had them on my mind and this was the result. Not bad for an amateur onion ring maker. Result was pretty darn tasty. That being said, bring me back to the 80s sat on the step of the take out in the dusty parking lot and I bet they taste a lot better. Sometimes it’s the memory, sometimes it’s the food. Either way, these brought me back.

Beer Battered Onion Rings

Notes About The Onion Rings

  • First of all, don’t cut your onions too thick.  The likely result will be hard onions on the inside that you have to chew through.   
  • Only batter your onions just before you are ready to put them into the oil.  Dip one at a time in the batter and coat completely.  If there is excess batter on the onion ring, gently tap it off before cooking. 
  • You will notice that it sizzles straight away.  Make sure the oil is not too hot to burn the onion rings.  So, test one or two before you get into cooking your big batch. 
  • If you notice the batter is browning before the onions are cooking through on the inside, you will need to reduce the heat in your pan.  They should be golden brown and crispy with a crunch!  If they are under cooked they will be soggy. 
  • Cook the onion rings in batches.  For this amount, it took about 4-5 batches to have them all cooked.  Remember, each batch only takes about 3-4 minutes to cook.  So, it isn’t as time consuming as you many think.

If you get cravings for this kind of stuff from time to time, dive in and make a batch.  Leave Burger King where it’s at.

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Beer Battered Onion Rings

Put down the take out menu and get these Beer Battered Onion Rings at home. Perfectly fried and crispy bites of deliciousness. Made with thick slices of onions, dredged in a beer batter and fried to perfection.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine: North American
Keyword: fast food, onion rings
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 318kcal
Author: Julia Pinney


  • 2 large onions cut into 1/2 inch rings
  • 2 Cups flour
  • 1 Teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 Teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 Teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 Teaspoon oregano
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 Egg beaten
  • 1 can beer
  • Vegetable oil for frying


  • In a large shallow bowl, sift together the flour, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, oregano, salt and black pepper. Add the beaten egg and incorporate. Gradually pour in the beer until you have the desired consistency. Stir until you have a smooth batter.
  • Heat oil in a large heavy bottomed pan. Make sure the oil is at least a couple of inches deep in the pan so the onion rings are immersed in the oil. When the oil is hot, dip each onion in the batter and coat evenly. Place in the hot oil. Cook each side for a couple of minutes then turn over and continue cooking. Remove from pan and let drain on paper towels. Repeat for remaining onion rings.
  • Serve immediately.

*A note on times provided: appliances vary, any prep and/or cook times provided are estimates only.

Nutrition Facts
Beer Battered Onion Rings
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 318 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 41mg14%
Sodium 606mg26%
Potassium 236mg7%
Carbohydrates 59g20%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 306IU6%
Vitamin C 6mg7%
Calcium 40mg4%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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By on October 8th, 2016
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