Easy Beer Battered Onion Rings




  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder (optional but really good)
  • 2 egg yolks, beaten
  • 1 cup beer
  • 1 large Vidalia or other sweet onion
  • Peanut oil for frying


  1. Combine dry ingredients in a medium sized shallow bowl. Whisk in egg yolks and beer. Cover and chill for at least 1 hour.
  2. Peel and slice onion to desired width, separate layers.
  3. Place oil in a heavy bottomed pan, about 2 inches deep. Heat to a temperature of 350 degrees.
  4. Dip onion rings, one at a time in batter then carefully place in hot oil. Fry for about 1 minute then flip over and fry for another minute, until golden on both sides. Remove from oil and let drain on paper towels before serving.


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