Fried Onion Rings

Fried Onion Rings
Photo by Ben Fink


  • 12 oz. flat beer at room temperature
  • 4 large, rather flat onions (about ¾ lb. each)
  • ¼ cup peanut oil; more for frying
  • ¾ tsp. salt
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 egg whites

In a large bowl, combine the flour and salt. Combine the beer and oil and pour into the flour mixture, stirring all the while with a whisk until just combined. Don’t beat the batter. Let stand for at least 1 hour. Peel the onions, cut them into 1/2-inch slices and carefully separate them into ri...

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Variations on Fried Onion Rings

  • Fried Onion Rings
    • 4 cups vegetable oil
    • 2 teaspoons ground pepper
    • 3 cups all purpose flour
    • 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
    • 2 large onions
    • 2 teaspoons salt

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