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four beer battered onion rings with a glass of beer in the background.
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Beer Battered Onion Rings

These beer-battered onion rings are crunchy, sweet, and full of flavor.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time28 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 14
Calories: 90kcal


  • thermometer


  • 2 vidalia onion
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1 cup beer dont measure the beer foam, only measure the liquid.
  • 2 tsp kosher salt, divided
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 4 cups cold water
  • oil, for frying


  • Heat 3 inches of oil to 365 degrees F. 
  • Peel the onions and trim off the ends. Slice them crosswise into 1/2 inch slices and separate the slices to create rings.
  • Place the onion rings in cold water and allow them to rest for a few minutes. This helps the flour adhere to the onions. 
  • In a dish, combine 1 cup of flour and 1 tsp of salt. Mix until well combined and set it aside. 
  • In a separate dish, combine 1 cup of flour, 1 tsp salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and baking powder. Stir in the beer and mix until well combined. 
  • Coat the rings in flour, then dip the rings into the beer batter. Shake off any excess batter and then fry for 3-4 minutes on each side. Enjoy! 


  • Make sure to use a thermometer to measure the oil. If the oil is too hot, the onion rings can burn. If the oil isn't hot enough, the onion rings will soak up too much oil and become soggy.
  • Cook in batches and don't overcrowd the skillet. There should be enough space to easily turn the onion rings.


Calories: 90kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 341mg | Potassium: 102mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg