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Dark Extra Stout Beer Battered Onion Rings


  • 2 large Vidalia onions, peeled, cut into 1/2-inch thick slices
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 cups flour, divided
  • 1 teaspoon California-style garlic pepper seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 (12 oz.) bottle Dark Extra Stout Beer
  • 4 cups canola oil

Prep Time:

15 minutes

Cook Time:

10 minutes



Golden crispy homemade onion rings—these are really worth the extra effort! This recipe features fresh-cut slices of sweet Vidalia onion dipped in a hearty buttermilk and Irish beer batter, served fresh-fried crunchy and delicious seasoned with salt and garlic pepper.

Why try: Did we say golden crispy homemade onion rings?

Foodie Byte: For best results, have everything set up assembly-line style before you start frying. Arrange bowls of drained buttermilk-soaked onion rings, seasoned flour and beer batter on the counter along with a baking rack layered on a sheet pan to drain battered onion rings before you start frying. Hold deep fried onion rings in warm 200°F oven while frying remaining batches.


  1. Separate sliced onions into rings, transfer to bowl and cover with buttermilk.
  2. Combine 1 cup flour, garlic pepper and salt in bowl and stir to blend.
  3. Combine 1 cup flour and beer in bowl and whisk to blend.
  4. Heat oil in deep heavy pan or deep fryer to 350°F.
  5. Working in small batches; remove onions from buttermilk and drain. Dredge in seasoned flour; shake excess. Dip in beer batter; drain excess.
  6. Carefully lower onion rings, one at a time, into hot oil (do not overcrowd) and deep fry until golden brown, turning several times during frying with tongs. Remove from oil and drain on paper towels.
  7. Repeat process with remaining onion rings.
  8. Season with salt, if desired. Serve hot.