Beer-Batter Onion Rings


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

Prep Time:
45 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
6 servings


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 eggs, separated

  • 1 cup beer

  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted

  • salt to taste

  • 3 large onions, sliced into rings

  • 2 quarts oil for frying


  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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

627 Calories
39g Fat
56g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 627
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 39g 51%
Saturated Fat 9g 46%
Cholesterol 82mg 27%
Sodium 84mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 56g 20%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 6mg 28%
Calcium 39mg 3%
Iron 3mg 19%
Potassium 212mg 5%

* 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.