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.