Beer-battered "Fried" Onion Rings

Beer-battered "Fried" Onion RingsRecipe
Photo: Van Chaplin; Styling: Rose Nguyen


Makes 3 servings (serving size: 4 onion rings)

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 20 Minutes
Cook: 6 Minutes
Bake: 6 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 118
Caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
Fat 5.8 g
Satfat 0.8 g
Monofat 4.1 g
Polyfat 0.7 g
Protein 3 g
Carbohydrate 13.5 g
Fiber 1 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 0.6 mg
Sodium 340 mg
Calcium 19 mg


1 large sweet onion
1/4 cup low-fat buttermilk
1/4 cup light beer
1 egg white
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons olive oil
Vegetable cooking spray
1/2 teaspoon coarse kosher salt


1. Cut onion into 1/4-inch-thick slices, and separate into rings. Select largest 12 rings, reserving remaining onion slices for another use.

2. Whisk together buttermilk, beer, and egg white in a small bowl until blended.

3. Dredge onion rings in flour; dip into buttermilk mixture, coating well. Dredge again in flour, and place on a baking sheet.

4. Heat 2 tsp. oil in a 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Tilt pan to coat bottom of skillet. Add 4 onion rings to skillet, and cook 1 minute on each side or until golden. Wipe skillet clean. Repeat procedure twice with remaining onion rings and oil. Place fried onion rings on an aluminum foil-lined baking sheet coated with cooking spray.

5. Bake at 400° for 3 minutes. Turn onion rings, and bake 3 more minutes. Remove from oven, and sprinkle with salt. Serve immediately.