Beer battered onion rings
Addictive, delicious and the perfect pairing to your weekend cocktail ? Yes, onion rings ! Onion slices covered in a beer batter and fried to crispy perfection. Serve this with your favorite sauce, we're team BBQ sauce here!
They're so good and very imperfectly shaped but it makes them cute. I love onion rings because it's a nice change from fries and the cripsy outter layer and the soft onion inside get me all the time. If you make them for a crowd, make a lot, they go fast!
As for the onion variety, I used very sweet white onions here because they're very soft once they're fried. But you can use yellow onion too.
For the beer, I'd recommend using one that's not too strong so it won't add too much bitterness to the batter. A Leffe blonde does the job perfectly! If you don't drink alcohol, you can replace it with sparkling water.
I don't own a deep fryer so I use a meat thermometer to check and adjust the oil temperature while frying. I've used this one since 2018 and it's great. I use it for frying but also for meat and sauces!
If you like beer battered food, I also have a beer battered fish recipe just here.
Beer battered onion rings :
- 2 large white onions
- 200g flour
- 2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp ground pepper
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 30cl blond beer (Leffe for example)
- Frying oil
In a bowl, combine flour, salt, pepper and garlic.
Pour the beer and whisk everything gently until just incorporated. Let the batter rest 10 to 15 minutes.
Preheat the oil to 180°C/360°F.
Peel and slice the onion in thick slices.
Dip each slice in the beer batter, let the excess batter drip a few seconds and put them in the hot frying oil.
Let them cook 2 minutes on each side, don't overcrowd the pan or they won't be as crispy.
Take them out of the oil with a slotted spoon and onto some paper towels. Immediately season with salt generously.
Serve with your favorite sauce!