beer battered onion rings

I love onion rings! And these are crispy, fluffy, tangy from the buttermilk and full of herb flavor. I love the beer battered onion rings because of the texture it provides. Honestly, these are much easier than french fries and just as tasty!

These will be your new favorite. Make them for yourself and plan for it in your menu for the week. I made them to accompany my philly cheesesteaks. YUMMY! Everyone cheered.



1 large sweet yellow onion 
1 cup buttermilk 
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1 cup all-purpose flour, divided 
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp garlic, granulated 
6 oz. beer, medium body 
2 cups canola oil


Cut onion 1/2 inch thick, separate into rings and soak in buttermilk mixed with 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper for 1 hour.

Mix 1/2 cup flour, salt, pepper, cayenne and garlic. Set aside. In a medium-sized bowl, combine beer and remaining flour. Mix thoroughly.

In a large, deep pot, heat oil to 350°F. Remove onion rings from buttermilk, shake off excess, dredge in flour, then dip in beer batter. Drop some onion rings into oil and repeat process, being sure not to crowd rings, as they will stick together. When golden, remove and let drain on paper towels.

*Adapted from Cat Cora

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