Guinness-Battered Onion Rings

Guinness-Battered Onion Rings

Yield: 1 lb. onion rings before cooking


  • 1 lb. onion, cut into rings
  • 2 oz. flour, all-purpose
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 large egg, whole
  • 4 oz. Guinness draught
  • flour, all-purpose (as needed)


  1. Preheat a deep fryer to 375 °F (191 ºC).
  2. Separate the onion into individual rings. Set aside.
  3. Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside in a bowl.
  4. With a whisk, whip the egg in a small bowl until frothy. Add the beer and whip to incorporate.
  5. Add the liquid to the dry ingredients and whip to incorporate.
  6. Dredge the onion rings in the second all-purpose flour and dust off any
    excess. Add the onions to the batter and mix well to cover all surfaces.
  7. Carefully drop a few at a time in the deep fryer, allowing them to
    float freely. Fry the onions for 60–90 seconds, depending on the size
    of the pieces.
  8. Remove them from the deep fryer when golden brown and let rest on a platter lined with paper towels.
  9. Season with salt and enjoy!

Issue: May-June 2004

Steve Barnhart
Evanston, Illinois