119 Ratings
  • 5 Rating Star 71
  • 4 Rating Star 28
  • 1 Rating Star 10
  • 2 Rating Star 5
  • 3 Rating Star 5

Light, crispy, very addictive onion rings! Use your favorite beer to make the batter.

KUMLA
prep:
45 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
6
Max Servings:
6
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Ingredients

Directions

  • 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.

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  • Heat deep fryer to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  • In a small bowl, stiffly beat the egg whites. Gently combine the egg whites with the batter.

  • Coat each onion ring with flour and dip into batter.

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

626.55 calories; 9.65 g protein; 56.32 g carbohydrates; 2.96 g dietary-fiber; 3.48 g sugars; 39.36 g fat; 9.23 g saturated-fat; 82.35 mg cholesterol; 319.24 IU vitamin-a-iu; 5.98 mg niacin-equivalents; 0.16 mg vitamin-b6; 5.55 mg vitamin-c; 139.26 mcg folate; 39.41 mg calcium; 3.37 mg iron; 25.96 mg magnesium; 212.3 mg potassium; 83.79 mg sodium; 0.54 mg thiamin; 354.2 calories-from-fat; 35 percent-of-calories-from-carbs; 56 percent-of-calories-from-fat; 6 percent-of-calories-from-protein; 13 percent-of-calories-from-sat-fat


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Most helpful positive review

ChefNan
03/30/2008
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 if it would make them more flavorfull. We really enjoyed them better with the spices. We added some paprika onion powder garlic powder pepper red pepper extra salt.
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Most helpful critical review

Anonymous
05/09/2011
This recipes has some good ideas. Beating the egg whites first then adding to the batter is a great way to lighten up the batter. The batter needs seasoning. I had to add salt pepper garlic powder just to get any kind of flavor. I also had to add 3x more beer to get the right consistence. I sliced one onion 5/8 inches thick and was enough for 4 people to eat as a side dish. This recipes has to many flaws in it to be good.
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119 Ratings
  • 5 Rating Star 71
  • 4 Rating Star 28
  • 1 Rating Star 10
  • 2 Rating Star 5
  • 3 Rating Star 5
Christine
06/22/2008
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 sauce you'll want to add something more for flavor. I ended up using some Walla Walla sweet onions and it turned out great! One tip... rather than drudging the onion before dipping it I just threw my sliced onions in a gallon size bag with the flour and gave them all a good shake at the same time it really cut down the mess.
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ChefNan
03/30/2008
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 if it would make them more flavorfull. We really enjoyed them better with the spices. We added some paprika onion powder garlic powder pepper red pepper extra salt.
(119)
lisalisa
01/25/2004
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 for artery clogging food!!
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Anonymous
04/01/2008
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 spices in the flour/batter/both:)
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CoffeeWench
04/06/2006
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 enough onion so I dunked a turkey sandwich in the batter and deep fried it like a Bennigans Monte Cristo. And it was soooooo good. I think I've fulfilled my fried food quota for the next six months after what I ate today!
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Anonymous
01/25/2004
Delicious! I would make it again. It is light and crispy and addictive...thanks!
(20)
trooworld
08/23/2007
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 for. I used Heineken but I think the next time I will use Nut Brown Ale as the beer flavor didn't come through very strong. No leftovers it all went fast and now they are having me make more this week! Update I made them again with Newcastle Nut Brown Ale and you could taste the beer more it had a deeper flavor. I will make them with the Nut Brown Ale from now on.
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KITCHENBOSS
01/25/2004
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!
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DT0451
01/25/2004
This is the BEST beer-batter recipe we have ever used. EVERYTHING tastes so GREAT...crispy nad light. YUMMY!!!
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