Beer Battered Onion Rings are the perfect combination of crispy, light and fluffy with a hint of sweetness from the beer. A great side or topping for game day!
Follow these simple steps and you’ll be amazed how delicious these onion rings turn out!
- In a bowl whisk together your beer and egg and set aside.
- In another bowl whisk together your flour, baking powder, salt, garlic powder and pepper.
- Add in your beer and egg mixture.
- Whisk this mixture until its smooth and no lumps remain.
- In a shallow bowl add your additional flour and dredge your sliced onions in the flour.
- Dunk your onion rings into your batter and deep fry in 350 degree F oil until golden brown, flipping a few times.
See how easy this recipe is?
The sweet lime aioli is quick to come together and can be prepared ahead of time. Just whisk all the ingredients together!
You can eat these onion rings as a side to your burger and pile them on top. We piled them onto our Beef Short Rib sliders!
- 1/3 cup mayo
- 1 tablespoon ketchup
- 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
- 1 clove garlic finely minced
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Pinch of salt
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 2 large sweet onions rough skins removed, cut into 1/2 inch rings and separated
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 egg beaten
- 1–1 1/2 cups beer
- Vegetable oil for frying
In a small bowl combine mayo, ketchup, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, 1/8 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper, garlic, olive oil, and lime juice.
Begin by peeling the onions and slicing very thinly, use a mandoline slicer if you can. Separate the onion slices and place them in a shallow baking dish and pour the buttermilk over the top. Press the onions down so they’re submerged as much as possible and let them soak on the counter for at least an hour. If necessary, stir them around a bit halfway through the soaking process.
Set 1/4 cup of flour aside on a shallow plate. In a medium bowl combine 1 cup flour, 1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper, cumin, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, garlic powder, beaten egg and 1 cup to 1 1/2 cups beer depending on how thick you want the batter.
Heat oil to 375 degrees. Dip onion rings in flour on a shallow plate and then into batter.
Fry battered onion rings in the hot oil until browned, about 4 minutes. Place on paper towels while working in small batches.
Serve hot with Lime aioli or pile them on top of your sandwich!