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Beer Battered Onion Rings

You've got to try our beer battered onion rings the next time your craving bar grub! They're crunchy, savory, and go great with ranch dip or spicy mustard.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
None0 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: appetizers, bar food, bar grub, beer battered onion ring recipe, beer battered onion rings, Chinese food, take-out, appetizers, apps, Snacks, Asian snacks, fried onion rings, fried onions, onion rings, onion rings recipe
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 189kcal


  • 1/2 Lb. Sweet Onions (cut into 1/2 inch rings)
  • 1 Cup Buttermilk
  • 1 Cup All-Purpose Flour (divided)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Seasoned Salt
  • 6 Ounces Beer (your choice)
  • Oil for Frying


  • Cut the onions into ½ inch thick rings, and place them in a medium-sized bowl. Pour the buttermilk over the onions rings, and toss to coat. Set aside while you work on the beer batter.
  • Heat about ½ quart to 1 quart of cooking oil over medium heat (The exact amount needed will vary depending the size of pan being used). The oil should come up about 3 inches in a large, heavy-bottomed pan. Line a baking sheet with foil, and place a wire rack on top. Set aside.
  • While the oil heats, place the ½ cup flour, garlic powder, and seasoned salt in a large bowl. (Reserve the other ½ cup of flour in a smaller bowl for dredging.) Whisk together the ingredients, then slowly add the beer. Whisk again to combine. The batter should resemble thin pancake batter.
  • Remove an onion ring from the buttermilk and allow any excess buttermilk to drip off. Next, place it in the flour mixture and coat all sides and center evenly. Shake off any excess flour. Working in batches, dip in the the beer batter, and make sure to evenly coat. Place the battered onion ring into the hot oil, and fry until golden brown (about 4-5 minutes per side). The onion ring may need to be flipped halfway through to ensure even cooking. Remove to the prepared wire rack to cool. Repeat with remaining onion rings. Serve hot.


The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients and a serving size of about two (2) ounces of fried onion rings. The calorie count does NOT include the ranch dipping sauce seen in the photos or the oil used for frying. Actual calories will vary. The onion rings can be stored in a sealed container in your fridge for up to three (3) days.


Serving: 2Ounces | Calories: 189kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 361mg | Potassium: 193mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 100IU | Vitamin C: 2.7mg | Calcium: 85mg | Iron: 1.6mg
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