Onion rings aren’t something you want to eat every day, but for a real treat they can’t be beat.
Sometimes you just want that diner taste without the hassle or expense of eating out. Homemade onion rings and hamburgers will fill the bill!
Although these tasty crunchy rings are one of North Americas favorite fast food recipes, they pair perfectly with a good grilled steak too.
This onion ring recipe has a beer batter. The addition of a can of beer makes the batter a bit tangy, very tender and nicely crispy.
Okay, onion rings aren’t the healthiest way to eat onions, but we all need a treat some time.
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 12 ounces beer
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 onions, large Bermuda, Vidalia or Spanish
- vegetable oil
- salt to taste
- Combine the flour, beer and 1/4 teaspoon salt, stirring well. Cover and let stand at room temperature 1 1/2 - 2 hours.
- Peel the onions. Cut into 1/4 inch thick slices and separate into rings. Dip the rings into the beer mixture. Fry in deep hot oil (about 400ºF) until golden brown. Drain on paper towels, and sprinkle immediately with salt.
- To eat them when they are crispy. Onion rings are best served immediately after frying.
- You can add a bit of heat by adding a few drops of hot sauce or a bit of cayenne pepper to the batter.