Beer-Battered Onion Rings

Beer-Battered Onion Rings

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Beer-Battered Onion Rings are so delicious and surprisingly simple to make. Light and crunchy with thick slices of sweet onion. And the dipping sauce is pretty amazing, too! 

Our family loves a good onion ring. Even our middle daughter, who doesn’t like onions, but will eat her fair share of onion rings. Strange as that may seem. We order them at Sonic or at little mountain cafes when on vacation. But this recipe serves us well at home.

Serving Onion Rings with Dipping Sauce

Please don’t forget the dipping sauce! It just takes a few minutes to whip together, and it goes so well with the onion rings. Mayo, Ketchup, Horseradish and a mix of seasonings. Yummy.

 

Ingredients to Make Beer-Battered Onion Rings

  • sweet onions, like Vidalia
  • dark beer
  • apple cider vinegar
  • peanut oil
  • all-purpose flour
  • cornstarch
  • baking soda
  • seasoned salt
  • freshly ground black pepper

Dipping Sauce:

  • real mayonnaise
  • ketchup
  • prepared horseradish
  • smoked paprika
  • seasoned salt
  • dried oregano
  • freshly ground black pepper

 

Instructions for Making This Recipe

Prepare the Onion Rings

Slicing the Vidalia Onions

Using a knife and cutting board, slice onions 1/2″ thick.

Adding Beer for Brining

In a large bowl, combine beer and vinegar. Add onion to brine and refrigerate for 30-60 minutes.

Allow your onion rings to set in the beer brine for at least 30 minutes. An hour is even better.

 

Make the Dipping Sauce

Don't Neglect to Make This Dipping Sauce

Meanwhile, prepare dipping sauce. In a small bowl, mix together mayonnaise, ketchup, horseradish, paprika, seasoned salt, oregano, and black pepper. Cover and refrigerate until time to serve.

 

Prepare to Fry

Line a baking sheet with several layers of paper towels. Add oil to Dutch oven and heat over medium high to 350 degrees.

Preparing the Beer Batter

In large bowl combine flour, cornstarch, baking soda, salt, and pepper. Drain the beer mixture from the onions into bowl and whisk together until batter falls from whisk in a steady stream.

Pour the beer brine right into the flour mixture to make the batter. This will make a thick batter for the rings to cling to.

Making the Beer Batter

Pat onion rings dry with paper towels. Transfer 1/3 of rings to beer batter.

Frying the Onion Rings

Carefully transfer rings to hot oil. Fry until rings are golden brown and crisp, about 2 – 2 1/2 minutes, flipping halfway through frying.

Drain onion rings well and allow to set on the prepared paper towels to catch the extra grease. No one wants to eat greasy onion rings. Season with more seasoned salt and freshly ground black pepper. Keep warm in oven. Return oil to 350 degrees and repeat until all rings are cooked.

Serving Onion Rings on a Large Platter with Dipping Sauce

Serve your onion rings on a pretty platter with the dipping sauce.

Enjoying Onion Rings with a Hamburger

Enjoy your Beer-Battered Onion Rings with friends and family. Delicious with a cold glass of Root Beer or with your favorite hamburger.

This recipe will serve 4-6 people.

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Recipe for Beer-Battered Onion Rings

Beer-Battered Onion Rings

Beer-Battered Onion Rings are so delicious and surprisingly simple to make. Light and crunchy with thick slices of sweet onion. And the dipping sauce is pretty amazing, too! 
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Dark Beer, Deep Fried, Fried Foods, Sweet Onions, Vidalia Onions
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Refrigerate:: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 55 minutes
Servings: 4

Equipment

Knife Set
Dutch Oven
Candy Thermometer
Wire Strainer

Ingredients

  • 2 large Vidalia onions peeled and sliced 1/2 inch thick
  • 1 bottle dark beer
  • 2 teaspoons cider vinegar

Beer Batter

Dipping Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons prepared horseradish
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Gather all your ingredients and equipment so that you have everything close at hand on the counter or table.

Prepare the Onions

  • Using a knife and cutting board, slice onions 1/2" thick.
  • In large bowl, combine beer and vinegar. Add onion to brine and refrigerate for 30-60 minutes.

Prepare Dipping Sauce

  • In a small bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, ketchup, horseradish, smoked paprika, seasoned salt, oregano, and black pepper. Cover and refrigerate until time to serve.

Get Ready to Fry

  • Line a baking sheet with several layers of paper towels. Add peanut oil to a Dutch oven and heat over medium high to 350 degrees.
  • In a large bowl combine the all-purpose flour, cornstarch, baking soda, seasoned salt, and freshly ground black pepper. Drain beer mixture into bowl and whisk together until batter falls from whisk in a steady stream.
  • Pat onion rings dry with paper towels. Transfer 1/3 of rings to beer batter. Dip onion in the batter to cover.
  • Carefully transfer rings to hot oil. Fry until rings are golden brown and crisp, about 2 minutes, flipping halfway through frying.
    Drain rings on prepared baking sheet. Season with more seasoned salt and black pepper. Keep warm in oven.
    Return oil to 350 degrees and repeat until all rings are cooked.
  • Serve warm with the prepared dipping sauce. Serves 4-6.

Nutrition

Calories: 1021kcal | Carbohydrates: 75g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 76g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 30g | Monounsaturated Fat: 30g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 1121mg | Potassium: 356mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 250IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 2mg
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