Forget the chips, there’s a new side dish in town. Perfect to accompany homemade burgers and something you can make quickly and easily. It’s our sweet, crunchy onion rings recipe!
DIY Onion rings recipe = supermarket savings!
I have to admit, my husband LOVES onion rings and I’ve always just bought them from the supermarket freezer because I always thought they were hard work to make. Who knew they were actually so much easier!
So if like me, you’re spending way too much money on frozen onion rings at the supermarket checkout, stop it. Here’s how you can make them yourself thanks to this super easy onion rings recipe!
NO ALCOHOL? This recipe is for a beer batter which is delicious and FULL of bubbles, but if you prefer no alcohol (or you’ve run out of beer) you can use soda water. In all honesty you could even use lemonade … as long as you have bubbles, you’re good to go.
ONION CUTTING TIP: Knowing you’re going to be tearing up over cooking dinner is the pits. One of the best ways to make sure you keep those onion-induced tears at bay is to slice your onions using a sharp knife. So sharpen before you cut!
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Knife sharpened and at the ready? Let’s crack on and make these onion rings!!
Beer Battered Onion Rings Recipe
- 2 cups of plain flour
- 2 tsp sweet paprika
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 2 tsp salt
- ½ tsp pepper
- 1 ½ cups beer
- 2 large brown onions
- Oil for frying
- To make the batter for onion rings, take a large bowl and whisk 1½ cups of the plain flour together with the paprika, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Whisk the mixture while pouring in the beer, whisking until the mixture is smooth and lump-free. Let the batter rest at room temperature for 10-15 minutes.
- While the onion ring batter is resting, it’s time to slice your onions! Peel the onions and slice them into 1.5cm thick rings. Separate the rings and toss them through the remaining half cup of flour so that they’re lightly dusted.
- In a Dutch oven, large saucepan or wok, pour in oil to a depth of around 10 cm. Heat it over medium-high heat until it reaches the temperature of around 190°C. If you don’t have a thermometer you can drop a spoon full of batter in the oil. You’ll soon know if it’s too hot or not hot enough.
- It’s important not to overcrowd the pot or you’ll end up with a bubbling mess, so work in batches to keep in control! Dip the floured onion rings into the beer batter and gently shake off any excess, then immediately (and carefully) lower them into the hot oil. But don’t overcrowd the pot, they need space to move around a little!
- Let the onions cook in the oil, turning them once so that they brown evenly, for a total of around three minutes. They don’t need long at all! Place them on a kitchen paper-lined rack and season with salt. Repeat the process with the remaining onion rings.
- Serve with a dipping sauce or as a side dish to your favourite burger! Whatever you do, they’re best eaten hot, so waste no time in getting them to the table!
Want to know what else you can do with onions?
Australian Onions want us ALL to be eating more of these pantry unsung heroes, and rightly so, they’re a vegetable that is easily accessible all year round, versatile, inexpensive AND they’re good for us!
A single medium-sized onion counts as two serves of veggies. Not only that, they’re a deliciously simple way to boost your veggie intake. Onions also have many impressive health benefits. They are great for immunity, mood, gut health, heart health and the waistline. SWEET!
Check out even more Australian Onions recipes for some super tasty and drool-worthy cooking inspiration! And of course, let us know in the comments if you have tried this onion rings recipe at home!