These beer battered onion rings are gorgeous! They’re light and crispy and fluffy and wonderfully flavourful. And really, really simple to make.
Ingredients (for four side portions or two greedy ones)
- oil to fry; we used sunflower
- one large onion
- about a cup/120g of self raising flour, we used Asda’s gluten free
- about 200ml of beer of your choice; you could substitute sparkling water instead
- half a teaspoon of salt
- a quarter teaspoon of dried turmeric (optional, makes the batter more colourful)
Slice up your onion to make the rings, not too thinly, and discard the skin. Whisk together the flour and beer/water until a nice thick batter forms. You don’t want it watery but neither do you want it too stiff like a cake mix.
Heat your oil. If you have a deep fat fryer: go for it! We used a large pan with the oil at about an inch deep and did the rings in three batches. Test the oil with a small drop of batter: if it starts bubbling and frying, it’s ready.
Dip the onion rings in the batter, coating them well, and then pop them into the oil to fry for a few minutes until the batter goes nice and golden. It’s best to do this, both the putting in and lifting out, with a fork or other implement: don’t burn those fingers!
You can lay them on a kitchen towel to absorb the excess oil if you want.
Pile them up and enjoy!
If you liked these beer battered onion rings, be sure to check out our other frugal recipes here.