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Beer Battered Onion Rings

Beer Battered Onion Rings

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword beer-battered-onion -rings
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Marinate Time 1 hour
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6
Author Melissa Sperka


  • 2 large sweet onions sliced into 1/2 inch rings
  • 2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 Tbsp hot sauce adjust 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 12 oz beer
  • 6 cups peanut or vegetable oil for frying [approximately]
  • Creole Dipping Sauce:
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • cup chili sauce
  • 2 green onion whites only
  • 1 4 oz jar roasted red pepper well drained and pat dry
  • 2 cloves garlic peeled
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • tsp Creole or Cajun seasoning
  • ½ tsp prepared horseradish adjust 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)