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Beer-battered "Fried" Onion Rings

  • Yield: Makes 3 servings (serving size: 4 onion rings)


  • 1 none large sweet onion
  • 1/4 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup light beer
  • 1 none egg white
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • none 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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 118none
  • Calories from fat: 0.0%
  • Fat: 5.8g
  • Saturated fat: 0.8g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 4.1g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.7g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Carbohydrate: 13.5g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 0.6mg
  • Sodium: 340mg
  • Calcium: 19mg

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Beer-battered "Fried" Onion Rings Recipe