Beer Battered Onion Rings

Christine Ma
by Christine Ma
2 servings
20 min

Onion rings are a popular appetizer served at many restaurants for two reasons. One, everyone loves them, and two, they're easy to prepare. It's as simple as slicing onions, making a batter, and frying!

My favorite way to prepare onion rings (as well as fish for fish tacos) is to use a beer batter. In my experience, beer batters yield a crispier food that actually stays crispy even after a good amount of time. I served the leftover beer battered onion rings to a friend several hours later and I could still hear the crunch from the batter! Delicious and easy to prepare.

Recipe details
  • 2  servings
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 10 Minutes Total time: 20 min
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Chipotle ketchup
  • 1 tsp chipotle
  • ¼ cup ketchup
Onion rings
  • Oil for frying
  • 1 cup beer
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 1 onion sliced ¼ inch thick, rings separated
  • ½ cup finely grated parmesan cheese

Make the chipotle ketchup by whisking together the pureed chipotle with ketchup. Set aside.
Preheat frying oil to 375 degrees.
Prepare the batter by whisking together beer with flour, paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Dip the sliced onion rings into the batter, making sure to evenly coat the onion. Carefully add to the heated oil. Fry until golden brown, about 3 minutes. Remove from oil and drain on paper towel-lined plate. Immediately sprinkle parmesan on the onion rings. Repeat with remaining onion. Serve with chipotle ketchup.
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  • Porcelana Porcelana on Jul 12, 2021

    Sounds wonderful! Where does the flour come in....mixed with the salt, pepper and beer? Or coating done before salt, pepper, beer?

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    • Patricia Wilson Patricia Wilson on Jul 11, 2023

      It's in the batter

  • Jgu30053941 Jgu30053941 on Jul 12, 2021

    According to the directions the salt and pepper are added to the beer, not the four? and the paprika and garlic powder are not mentioned in the directions.