Beer Batter Onion Rings

  • Ingredients:

  • 1- 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt, such as Lawry’s
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 (12-ounce) bottle beer, preferably dark
  • 2 large sweet onions, such as Bermuda, Vidalia or Walla Walla, sliced into 1/2 inch thick rounds and separated into rings
  • Canola oil for frying


  1. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, seasoned salt, baking powder, and pepper. Slowly add beer. Set aside.
  2. Place onion rings in a bowl of ice water and let chill for 15 minutes. Remove onion from water and pat dry with paper towels. Fill a medium heavy bottomed pot with 2 inches of canola oil and heat to 370 degrees. (It’s ready when a little batter dropped into the oil bubbles and floats immediately to the top.) Dip each onion ring in batter, letting excess drip into the bowl.
  3. Fry onion rings in batches, being careful not to over crowd. Cook 1-2 minutes per side or until golden brown. If they’re too dark, lower the heat. Transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate to drain. Serve with ketchup, ranch dressing, Thousand Island dressing, spicy mustard, BBQ sauce, or any condiment you like.