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Fried onion rings on a plate with a side of ketchup.

Onion Rings Recipe

These onion rings are coated in beer batter and deep fried until golden brown. Homemade onion rings are even better than what you'd get at a restaurant, and they also happen to be fun to make!
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 150kcal
Author Sara Welch


  • 2 onions Vidalia, Maui or yellow
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour divided use
  • 1 cup beer
  • 1 3/4 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • oil for frying
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley chopped


  • Peel the onions and trim off the ends. Cut the onions crosswise into 1/2 inch thick slices. Separate the slices to create rings. Remove the smallest rings and reserve for a different use.
  • Place the buttermilk in a large bowl. Add the onions and soak for one hour.
  • Heat 3 inches of oil in a deep pot to 375 degrees F.
  • Place 3/4 cup of flour in a bowl.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together one cup of flour, beer, salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
  • Remove each ring from the buttermilk, letting the excess drip off. Coat each ring in flour, then dip the rings into the batter.
  • Fry 6-8 rings at a time until golden brown, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Repeat the process with the remaining onion rings.
  • Sprinkle with parsley, then serve immediately.



Calories: 150kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Sodium: 686mg | Potassium: 201mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 580IU | Vitamin C: 10.1mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 2.3mg