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.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
20 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large, deep skillet, heat oil to 365 degrees F (180 degrees C).

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  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

126 calories; protein 1.6g 3% DV; carbohydrates 11.9g 4% DV; fat 7.5g 12% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 2.2mg. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/07/2005
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 substitution suggestion. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
07/29/2003
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. Read More
(36)
347 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 206
  • 4 star values: 101
  • 3 star values: 20
  • 2 star values: 11
  • 1 star values: 9
Rating: 5 stars
05/07/2005
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 substitution suggestion. Read More
(184)
Rating: 5 stars
07/02/2008
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 bisquik, in a ziplock...then into the batter! Batter should foam abit before you use, beer and flour combo makes bubbles! Absolutely picture perfect onion rings! I would have taken a pic but...I ate them! Freezing about a dozen to see if they will work frozen.... Read More
(116)
Rating: 5 stars
08/23/2003
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 had used peanut oil since it fries better than regular vegetable oil. Still they definitely get two thumbs up. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/12/2007
The Best! I used Red Onions Perrier water (instead of beer) and added cajun season salt to the flour. Very light and flavorful!! Read More
(65)
Rating: 5 stars
07/30/2006
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 it's just delicious. Read More
(37)
Rating: 1 stars
07/28/2003
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/20/2011
Good one! A lot less doughy than those premade onion ring batters. Also, don't forget to increase the beer by another can. You don't add anymore to the recipe, but you do need to keep from getting dehydrated while standing in front of that hot fryer. What can I say...it's Wisconsin! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/12/2007
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 about them and immediately found beer was the secret ingredient. Will be making them again so I can actually try some next time! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2003
what a great batter I also tried it on fresh cod best beer batter fish I have ever had! Sooooo easy to prepare too! Read More
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