Beer-Battered Onion Rings

To get truly tasty onion rings, use large sweet onions. Look for the brand name, Vidalia, or Spanish onions. If you don’t have beer, substitute with water mixed with 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar.

Serves: 6Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 4 hours 15 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 6


  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbsp. butter, melted
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1⁄2 cup beer
  • 1 large Vidalia onion
  • 1 quart vegetable oil


  • Combine the flour, egg, butter, salt, and beer in a blender until it is smooth. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours. Preheat oven to 200°F. Place a wire rack over a baking tray.
  • Slice the onion into 3⁄4-inch slices. Separate the rings. Place a fryer over medium heat. Add the oil.
  • Once the oil is heated, dip a few rings into the batter, then lower into the hot oil. Cook for 5 to 6 minutes, turning halfway through, or until golden on each side.
  • Remove from the oil and place on the rack in the oven to keep warm. Repeat with the remaining rings. Serve immediately.