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Beer-Batter Onion Rings


"Light, crispy, very addictive onion rings! Use your favorite beer to make the batter."
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1 h servings 627 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 627 kcal
  • 31%
  • Fat:
  • 39.4 g
  • 61%
  • Carbs:
  • 56.3g
  • 18%
  • Protein:
  • 9.7 g
  • 19%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 82 mg
  • 27%
  • Sodium:
  • 84 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Sift flour into a large bowl. In another large bowl, whisk egg yolks. Mix in beer, butter and salt. Set aside 1 cup of flour for dipping the onion rings. Slowly stir the egg yolk mixture into the remaining flour and mix well. Allow the mixture to stand 30 to 60 minutes.
  2. Heat deep fryer to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  3. In a small bowl, stiffly beat the egg whites. Gently combine the egg whites with the batter.
  4. Coat each onion ring with flour and dip into batter.
  5. Deep fry the battered rings, several at a time, until golden brown. Drain on paper towels and serve.


  • 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.

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  1. 117 Ratings

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This is by far one of the better beer batter recipes out there. I did end up adding more beer to give mine more of a pancake batter type of consistancy, and if you don't have a favorite dipping ...

Most helpful critical review

Ok, maybe my onions were too big?

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This is by far one of the better beer batter recipes out there. I did end up adding more beer to give mine more of a pancake batter type of consistancy, and if you don't have a favorite dipping ...

This is wonderful recipe. The batter must be of pancake batter consistancy. So add extra beer as needed. Recipe as written is good. But on our second batch we decided to add some spices to see...

absolute decadence! the batter was like fine gold! i had to keep adding more beer to the batter- i guess it couldn't handle our Canadian brew EH? this recipe will be a keeper when in the mood f...

This works well, I ended up dipping them in flour, then batter, then flour again, then batter again, and they came out beautifully crunchy. First time frying onions; next time would use more spi...

Best. Onion Rings. Ever. LOVED EM! Thank you for this easy delicious recipe! I had to add more beer like the others but boy was it worth it. I'm embarrassed to admit that I didn't have enou...

Delicious! I would make it again. It is light and crispy, and addictive...thanks!

I have to admit, I was afraid to make these...I hadn't deep-fried anything before, but these turned out fabulous! Easy easy easy to make. I did use about twice the amount of beer than called f...

Excellent batter! I added a ton more beer to make it thinner. Made this for a fish fry and received a ton of compliments. Will definitely make this one again!

This is the BEST beer-batter recipe we have ever used. EVERYTHING tastes so GREAT...crispy nad light. YUMMY!!!