Fried Onion Rings

Fried Onion Rings


"These are very delicate and the best I have had. My ex was a fanatic when it came to onion rings, and thought this recipe to be the best he ever had. Have also made other veggies in this batter. Can be refrigerated or frozen, then reheated in oven or microwave. Carbonated water can be substituted for beer in this recipe."


45 m servings 126 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 126 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 7.5 g
  • 12%
  • Carbs:
  • 11.9g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 1.6 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 2 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large, deep skillet, heat oil to 365 degrees F (180 degrees C).
  2. In a medium bowl, combine flour, beer, salt, and pepper. Mix until smooth. Dredge onion slices in the batter, until evenly coated. Deep fry in the hot oil until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.


  • Editor's Note
  • We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.
  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.
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  1. 330 Ratings


This is almost identical to my favorite batter recipe. However, the idea of substituting carbonated water for beer is marvelous! No other batter recipe I have ever read, has made that substitut...

These were easy and yummy! I sliced them really thin. Next time I will slice them a little thicker just because of the amount of time it took to fry 2 million skinny onion rings. I also wish I h...

Boy these are good! Cheap snack... Only thing I did different is that I cut onions (1/2 in.cut thick, they shrink), soaked in coldwater while I was doing everything else. Dusted in flour or bis...

The Best! I used Red Onions, Perrier water (instead of beer), and added cajun season salt to the flour. Very light, and flavorful!!

i love this batter. i've used it numerous times to make onion rings, as well as calamaris and cubed mozzerella. i replaced part flour with italian seasoned breadcrumbs to add extra flavor and ...

i have read the other rating views and i totally disagree. It taste like flour and oil. i didnot like this recipe for onion rings.

what a great batter I also tried it on fresh cod, best beer batter fish I have ever had! Sooooo easy to prepare too!

These were delicious - made these for the guys on game night with burgers, and not a single one was left over for me. Technically, I guess I could say this review is my boyfriends, he raved abou...

Wow! I tried numerous onion rings recipes and this one tops them all. Could even be used as a basis for tempura vegetables, with a touch of powdered ginger.