Impress your family with homemade onion rings that taste just as good as the ones from the local diner. See our full collection for more fried favorites.
2 large onions, peeled (about 1 1/2 pounds)
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/3 cup flat beer
1 large egg white, lightly beaten
1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
1/4 cup ketchup
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 400°.
Cut the onion crosswise into 3/4-inch-thick slices, and separate into rings. Use 16 of the largest rings; reserve remaining onion for another use. Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine flour, salt, paprika, and pepper in a medium bowl. Stir in beer and egg white (batter will be thick). Heat 1 1/2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Dip 5 onion rings in batter, letting excess drip off. Add onion rings to pan; cook for 2 minutes on each side or until golden. Place the onion rings on a jelly-roll pan. Repeat procedure of dipping onion rings in batter and cooking in remaining oil, ending with 6 rings. Coat the onion rings with cooking spray. Bake at 400° for 10 minutes or until crisp. Serve rings with ketchup.
Unless for some unknown reason you have an open can of beer in your refrigerator, try this simple way to flatten the suds you need for this batter. Measure 1/2 cup beer in a small bowl, and stir with a fork. You're left with about 1/3 cup flat beer.
I add 1/4 tsp of garlic powder and make enough batter to fry some fish after the onion rings. Batter is really thick but I add a little more beer. Very satisfying when you crave something fried and fast.
My husband and I really enjoyed these. They do a very good job of satisfying a craving for "real" onion rings wo the fat and calories. I followed the recipe exactly, but added cayenne pepper to the batter and salted them after spraying them.
I tried the recipe exactly as it stated, and found it very difficult to get the batter to stick to the onions. I even tried pre-dipping the onions in a light coat of flour fist, which helped a little. All in all, it was very difficult to get the batter to stick. Very disappointed. I should have read the reviews before I set out to make the recipe-I would have tried adding more beer.
These were fantastic! My husband fell in love with me all over again after I made them. :) The batter is a bit thick, I will add more beer next time. Also I fried them all the way, so I could've skipped the oven. I had leftover batter and the end batches with more batter turned out best.
A little time-consuming, but well worth it. They're so good. I sliced the onions a bit thinner than called for. My husband couldn't believe I made such perfect onion rings. I served with a dipping sauce of light mayo, garlic/hot pepper sauce, and sweetened lime juice. Make these for guests- they will think you're a superstar!