Tips From Pips
Beer Battered Onion Rings
Updated: Dec 15, 2022
Small bag of yellow onions (2-3 lbs.)
½ Cup Corn Starch
3 Cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
4 teaspoons smoked paprika
2 teaspoons garlic powder
4 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon pepper
(2) 12 oz. bottles of your favorite Beer (plus 1 extra to drink while making)
1. Slice onions into ½ inch thick slices and separate the slices into rings.
2. Soak the onions in ice water for 15 minutes and pat them dry before frying.
3. Coat each onion ring in cornstarch.
4. Whisk the flour and all dry ingredients together until well-combined. Gradually pour in the beer, whisking continuously. The consistency should resemble a thin pancake batter.
5. Place paper towels over a large baking sheet. Place cooling racks over the paper towels next to where you will be frying.
6. Heat oil to 375 degrees in your deep fryer or use a Cast Iron Skillet and heat oil to medium-high heat.
7. Dip a bunch of onion rings in batter and gently shake off any excess. Carefully lower them, one batch at a time, into the preheated oil.
8. Fry for about 1 minute (they will cook quickly – so only do a few batches at a time) Flip them over when the first side is golden brown. Cook for another 45 seconds or so, then remove and place on cooling racks.
9. Repeat until all onion rings have been fried.
10. Keep fried onion rings on the cooling rack in a 200-degree oven to keep warm.
Easy Onion Ring Sauce:
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 teaspoons ketchup
1 1/2 Tablespoons horseradish
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon dried oregano
1 dash ground black pepper
1 dash cayenne pepper
Combine all ingredients and mix well.
Cover and place in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before serving.