Onion rings in beer batter

Onion rings in beer batter

Recipe by Cookwithjo.com


  • 3 medium-large onions

  • 330 ml bottle of lager (I used St Mungo)

  • 1 cup of plain flour

  • salt and pepper

  • 1 tsp smoked paprika

  • 1 litre rapeseed oil


  • Put equal amounts of sifted plain flour and lager beer in a bowl. I used one mug of each and produced enough batter to coat 3 onions. Whisk the flour and lager to combine, cover with a large plate and leave for an hour or so.
  • When you’re ready to cook, season the batter with plenty of salt and pepper. You can be creative and add your favourite herbs or garlic.
  • Pour the oil into a large pan and heat up gently until very hot.
  • In the meantime, peel 3 medium-large onions and cut into 1cm rings. Separate the layers with your fingers.
  • Sieve a little flour into a bowl, add 1tsp of smoked paprika and mix well. Coat the onion rings in the flour mixture.
  • When the oil is very hot, coat a few onion rings in the beer batter and fry until golden brown. You will need to work in batches.
  • Drain on paper towels and serve with barbecue sauce, ketchup or tzatziki.