My family are onion ring aficionados. If they’re on the menu, we order them. So, these golden Beer Battered Onion Rings are a shoe-in at our house for game day munchies or alongside burgers. Dipped in a perfectly seasoned beer batter then fried until crispy and golden brown, the only thing left to do is dip in your favorite sauce and eat. Admittedly indulgent, completely addictive.
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Helpful Kitchen Items:
Beer Battered Onion Rings
- 2 large sweet onions sliced into 1/2 inch rings
- 2 cup buttermilk
- 1 Tbsp hot sauce [more or less to your taste]
- 2 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp seasoned salt
- 1 tsp seafood seasoning [i.e. Seafood Magic Old Bay or similar]
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
- 1/2 tsp ground cumin
- 1  oz beer
- 6 cup peanut or vegetable oil for frying [approximately]
- Optional Creole Dipping Sauce:
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- ⅓ cup chili sauce
- 2 green onion whites only
- 1  oz jar roasted red pepper well drained and pat dry
- 2 clove garlic peeled
- 1 Tbsp lemon juice
- 1½ tsp Creole/Cajun seasoning
- ½ tsp prepared horseradish [more or less to your taste]
- Slice the onions into 1/2 inch slices and separate the rings. Mix together the buttermilk and hot sauce and pour over the onions. Marinate the onions for 1 hour.
- To prepare, heat approximately 6 cup oil in a heavy bottomed pot or dutch oven to 350°F.
- Mix together the flour, seasoned salt, seafood seasoning, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika and cumin.
- Separate the seasoned flour using 1 1/4 cup for dredging. Mix the remaining 1 cup with 12 oz beer stirring until the flour dissolves.
- Shake the excess buttermilk from each onion ring, then dredge lightly in the seasoned flour.
- Dip into the beer batter letting the excess drip off then lower into the hot oil. Don't crowd the oil, or the onion rings will stick together.
- Cook until golden around 2 minutes, turning as needed. Keep the oil temperature around 350°-360°F.
- Place on paper towels to drain. Sprinkle lightly with additional seasoned salt or seafood seasoning immediately after removing them from the oil.
- Serve with Creole dipping sauce, if desired.
- To prepare the sauce: Place all of the ingredients into a blender and pulse until combined. Chill thoroughly for at least 2 hours prior to serving.(Yield: approximately 1 1/2 cups)