Beer Batter Onion Rings

These are so easy to make. They taste better than frozen onion rings. It does take time to deep fry them. I use sweet onions and make my own batter from beer, flour, baking powder, cornmeal, and seasonings. Just season to taste.

I don’t make them very often because I am only cooking for two people, it is a nice treat, and they can be frozen to be heated up in the oven at a later date. The onion rings can be placed a container or bag and will keep in the freezer for a month. I never had them longer than that because we will grab them for a snack.

This beer batter is good for frying fish and other vegetables.

Beer Batter For Deep Frying


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1 tablespoon backing powder
  • 12 ounces beer or club soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon paperick
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • oil for frying
  • 3 large, sweet onions


Peel and slice onions in 1/2-inch slices and separate into rings.

Mix all ingredients together to make the batter. The batter should be about the same thickness as pancake batter. Let stand for 10 minutes while oil is heating.

Heat oil to 375 degrees. Dip rings in batter then drop into hot oil. Fry a few at a time. Don’t crowed the pan. Cook on each side until golden brown. Only flip once. Drain on paper. Serve warm.

Leftover onion rings can be frozen and heated in the oven. Will keep frozen for a month.

This batter is excellent for deep frying fish and vegetables.


12 Comments Add yours

  1. leggypeggy says:

    Oh yum! I love onion rings.

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    1. trkingmomoe says:

      We do to love onion rings. It is hard to find them in the stores right now along with French fries. Thanks for your comment.

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  2. One of my top treats! These look great!

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    1. trkingmomoe says:

      They are fun to make but what a mess to clean up. It is nice to hear from you.

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      1. They are messy, but well worth it!


  3. I am going to share this recipe with my partner John as he loved onion rings and makes a simpler version that tastes sort of boring. Your recipe has more ingredients!

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  4. home made onion rings are so worth the effort!! Yours look yummy!

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  5. Priti says:

    Wow! Onion rings! Great snacks 😊 thanks for sharing 😊

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    1. trkingmomoe says:

      Thanks for your comment. Somehow it ended in my spam file. I just found you. Thanks again.


      1. Priti says:

        It’s my pleasure. Do read my story also.😁

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  6. Priti says:

    Delicious onion rings! Thanks for the recipe ☺️

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