Beer Batter Onion Rings


Beer Batter onion rings are light, crispy and highly addictive. like the old commercial can't eat just one.

The best thing about this batter is it can also be used to fry up a variety of other things like; fish, pickles, green beans etc.

I have also included a recipe for an excellent drip for those delicious onion rings…courtesy of Guy Fieri.

What You’ll Need - (for the Onion Rings)

  • 4 - Cups canola or peanut oil
  • 2 -  yellow sweet onions
  • 2 -  Cups buttermilk
  • 2 -  Cups all-purpose flour (divided)
  • 12 oz -  beer (medium body)
  • 1 -  tsp garlic - granulated
  • 1 -  tsp salt - (preferably Kosher)
  • 1 -  tsp pepper - ground
  • 1 -  tsp onion powder
  • 1 -  tsp paprika

How it’s Done

  • Preheat oil to 350℉ in dutch oven or deep fryer
  • Skin onions and slice into ½” circles, seperating the rings
  • Soak the onions with 2 cups of Buttermilk in either a large bowl or ziploc baggie for 1 hour.
  • In one bowl combine 1 cup of flour and the beer. Stir the batter until well blended. Set aside
  • In a second bowl - or better yet a large ziploc bag - combine the remaining cup of flour and all the dry spices together until well blended.
  • Remove each onion slice from the buttermilk shaking off any excess and place into the dry flour mixture until well coated.  You can do several at a time if you wish. 
  • One at a time remove onion rings from the dry flour shaking off excess, dredge in the batter (again shaking off excess) and place immediatly into hot oil. Be sure not to crowd them, doing several batches as needed.
  • Once golden brown, remove from oil and drain on paper towels. 

What You’ll Need - (for the Dip)

  • 2 cups - Sour Cream
  • ¾ cup - Mayonaise
  • 3 Tbs - Sundried Tomatoes
  • ¼ cup - Red Bell Pepper - roasted
  • 1 Tbs - Lime Juice
  • ½ tsp - Pepper - ground
  • 1 tsp - Salt
  • 3 Tbs - White Wine
  • 1 Tbs - Garlic - minced

How it’s Done - (for the Dip)

  • Combine all ingredients in a food processor and process until well blended.
  • Refridgerate for 1 hour.


  • For those bacon lovers out there. Add a couple strips of cooked chopped up bacon.