Beer Battered Onion Rings

This is a recipe (slightly adapted) from my friend Biz, it’s a recipe made for two but, obviously you can make adjustments.  I NEVER use the deep-fryer, that’s the hubs ‘job’.  That’s also why it’s in the man cave (garage) too.  We mainly use it for deep frying fish, occasionally some tater skins or something similar.

So, I wanted to make these onion rings and I got everything ready.  All my bowls, utensils, etc. were ready to go and outside.  I turned the deep-fryer on and nothing.  A big fat nothing.  I know sometimes breakers go out.  I flipped the breakers, nope still doesn’t work.  Finally, I go inside to tell the hubs and he comes to take a look, because surely it’s something I’m doing wrong 😉

Nope, the one and only time I went to use it the switch actually had went bad.  Go figure.  I didn’t give up though, I’m cheap and I’m not even going to waste an onion or half a beer…lol!  I poured some oil into a skillet and improvised.  And well, it worked and we had perfect onion rings.  Thanks Biz!!

Beer Battered Onion Rings

1 large vidalia onion, thinly sliced
6 oz. beer
3/4 c. flour
1/2 t. salt
1/4 t. pepper
1/4 t. cayenne pepper

Slice the onion thinly, using a knife or a mandoline.  If using a mandoline, please use the guard I speak from experience here.  In a large bowl, combine the beer, flour, salt, pepper and cayenne pepper to make a batter. Dip the onions in the batter, shake to coat, then deep fry in a preheated fryer at 375 degrees. (Or a skillet with oil).  Deep-frying only takes a minute because they are thin. If you’re using thicker slices of onion, you may need to cook them a minute or so longer.  Fry the onion rings in batches so they don’t stick together. Drain on paper towels and lightly salt when you remove them from the fryer.Have you ever went to use an appliance and it was broke?  Did you find a solution?

Have a wonderful weekend y’all! xoxo


About Suzie

My name is Suzie. I'm married and have a son in the Army. I enjoy cooking, country life, reading and my animals, hence the name of this blog. My two German Shepherds are underfoot anytime I'm cooking ;) Oh, I'm also addicted to Food Network Channel.
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31 Responses to Beer Battered Onion Rings

  1. Those look really good! I tried once to make onion rings and the batter slid off the ring, not sure why or how that happened. Must try these! I like that they are not heavy looking, just the right amount of breading.

  2. Carolyn says:

    These look great! I never use a deep-fryer either..they scare

  3. biz319 says:

    Hooray! Thanks for the shout out Suzie! Yep, a deep fryer is dangerous to have around, but I do love it. And I will only make onion rings with vadalia onions – the others are just too strong.

    Happy Thursday!

  4. I would eat these by the bucket if I could I simply adore onion rings 😀
    Yours look perfect!

    Choc Chip Uru

  5. Rhonda says:

    I always laugh when Biz talks about liking onion rings but hating onions! We went to use the deep fryer for wings once and the same thing, just wouldn’t work! We used a dutch oven instead, worked fine!

  6. Ward says:

    I wonder how they’d be with panko after the dip? If I get a chance to make them, I’ll give it a try.

  7. bakerbynature says:

    It’s been way too long since I’ve gotten down on some onions rings! Must make these soon. xx

  8. The snap shot of the naked rings is great! and now, every single time I’m here to visit with you, it brings an even bigger smile to my face bc your pups are just tooooo cool! I can imagine how delicious these are smooshed into a burger…ahhh, I’m salivating, Suzie!

    • Suzie says:

      Aww…thanks, my fur-babies are precious to me 🙂 I am making the onion rings again this weekend because we have venison burgers on the menu, so yes, I’m thinking like you are girl!! Piled high with homemade pickles and onion rings…oh yeah!

  9. Katrina says:

    Okay, the ONE food I hate the most in this world is onions, BUT my husband LOVES them and especially onion rings. He would be so shocked if I made them. Not sure I could do it, but I’ve “allowed” him to have them anytime we go out to eat (and then he has to sleep elsewhere if he does). 😉 I know I am a small minority who doesn’t like onions. He has convinced the boys that they like them, too. I’ll give him this recipe and he can make them next time I’m out of town. 😉 Katrina, Baking and Boys!

    • Suzie says:

      I can be picky about onions too. It’s a funny thing with me. But, I know Biz hates them (except these) and now I know you do too…lol! (And my husband can’t be near me because he snores like horrible…ha ha ha!). I hope your hubby gets to try them because they really are good 🙂

  10. Veronica says:

    I had to laugh at Angie’s comment b/c as soon as I saw the sliced onions I knew the first comment out of my mouth would be “I love your shot of the sliced onions, they’re beautiful!” Guess we have similar tastes, though you wouldn’t know it by all the sweets we both make. hehe. 🙂 I love onion rings but just don’t fry foods very often. I’ve only done it three times to be exact. I hate to do it. So I will just eat them from Sonic and pretend I made them at home. lol

    • Suzie says:

      Well, thank you too! I didn’t know my onions were so purty 😉 And yes, as much sweets as you two post, I should be comatose!! Lol! Like I said not much of a fryer myself. I can’t take the smell. That’s why it’s in the man cave 😀

  11. eliotthecat says:

    Can I have these for breakfast?. I’m starving!!!!!

  12. I love these onion rings! They are so crunchy!

  13. cakewhiz says:

    i gave up on making onion rings after one disspointing attempt which led to limp rings :S
    yours turned out so crunchy!!! they would be great in burgers!

  14. Nile says:

    apuginthekitchen, you might try soaking the onions in buttermilk, then dredge in flour, knock off extra flour and then run through batter. Also, if you can soak them in buttermilk a while they really taste awesome and the batter gets nice and fluffy. Kinda like a Krispy Kreme :))

    • Suzie says:

      Thanks Nile, I let Suzanne (a pug in the kitchen) know you left a comment. I also like this suggestion. Your description of “like a Krispy Kreme” has me convinced to give this a try 🙂

  15. Joanne says:

    Those look so deliciously crisp! I’m glad you persevered and were able to make them!

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