These Beer Battered Onion Rings with Dipping Sauce are the most delicious way to prepare onion rings. The beer batter can be prepared in a few minutes and they are consistently good every time! Crunchy, golden and fried to perfection they will quickly become one of your favorite onion rings.
My husband is an absolute fanatic when it comes to onion rings. He LOVES THEM!! Now add some beer batter and he thinks that he died and went to heaven. It was no surprise that he was munching down these Beer Battered Onion Rings with Dipping Sauce like there was no tomorrow. They really are so easy and you can deep fry them or cook them in a heavy pan like a dutch oven using a thermometer. The sweet lime mayo dipping sauce is quick to come together and can be prepared ahead of time. Hubby got a new fryer from his employer for some kind of milestone so we deep fried this batch but we have made them in the dutch oven with a lot less oil with great success. Are you an onion ring fan?
How do you make Beer Battered Onion Rings?
First mix the mayo, ketchup, black pepper, cayenne pepper, garlic and lime juice. Place some flour aside on a shallow plate. In medium bowl combine flour, cayenne pepper, cumin, pepper, garlic powder, beaten egg and one cup to one and half cups of beer depending on how thick you want the batter.
Heat the oil in large heavy pot like a dutch oven or deep fryer. Dip the onion rings in the flour on the shallow plate and and then dunk in the beer batter. Fry in the oil until golden brown working in small batches. Drain on paper towels and serve with Lime Mayo Sauce.
The batter for these Beer Battered Onion Rings with Dipping Sauce can be whipped together in a matter of minutes. I dip the onions in a little flour to help the batter stick. A quick dunk in the batter and then into the hot oil and presto we have delicious hot beer battered onion rings that taste better than the restaurants. Now dip one of those bad boys into my sweet and spicy Lime Mayo Sauce and I can totally understand my husbands obsession.
What are the best onions to use?
My personal favorite is the sweet Vidalia Onion followed by the sweet Walla Walla Onion. Almost all Vidalia Onions are grown withing seventy-five miles of Vidalia Georgia. Walla Walla Onions are grown in Walla Walla County Washington State. Both of these sweet onions make delectable onion rings however yellow and white onions can be used as well. They are a little stronger but still make awesome onion rings.
What is the best beer to use?
My personal favorite is Sam Adams Boston Lager however any beer will just about do the trick. A Belgian-style tripel will lend a little bit of sweetness to your onion rings and generally speaking the non light beers will lend more flavor and add more crispiness to your rings.
So if you love onions and you love beer batter than put these Beer Battered Onion Rings recipe on your to try list immediately. You and your loved ones will be tickled pink.
More delicious appetizers you will love!
- Crab Rangoon
- Quick and Creamy Crab Stuffed Mushrooms
- Bacon Wrapped Shrimp
- Chili Cheese Dip
- Hot Shrimp Dip
- Easy Taco Dip
This post was originally published December 26, 2017 and was republished December 27, 2018 with new content.Print
Beer Battered Onion Rings with Dipping Sauce
A super quick easy seven ingredient beer batter makes these Beer Battered Onions Rings so flavorful and crispy. Dip in my six ingredient lime mayo and you will think you have a slice of heaven.
- Prep Time: 10
- Cook Time: 5
- Total Time: 15 minutes
- Yield: 6 1x
- Category: appetizer
- Method: fry
- Cuisine: American
Lime Mayo Sauce
- 1/3 cup mayo
- 1 tablespoon ketchup
- 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
- 1 small clove garlic finely minced
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 2 large sweet onions rough skins removed, cut into 1/2 inch rings and seperated
- 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 small bowl combine mayo, ketchup, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, 1/8 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper, garlic and lime juice.
- Set 1/4 cup of flour aside on a shallow plate. In 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 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 Mayo Sauce
I personally like working with the batter when it is thin so I use 1 1/2 cups of beer. You can start with 1 cup and add more as you work with it till you get it to the consistency that you like.
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