Guinness Beer Battered Onion Rings, say no more! These are the crispiest Onion Rings you will ever try. Make them with Guinness beer for the perfect St. Patrick’s day appetizer. The beer can also be replaced with club soda or any carbonated beverage.
Ingredients (Makes 6 Servings)
- 2 Sweet Onions
- 2 cups Cold Water
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 cup All-Purpose Flour
- 2 cups of Vegetable Oil
- ½ tsp Salt
For The Batter
- 1 cup of All-Purpose Flour
- 1/4 cup Corn Starch
- 1 tsp Garlic Powder
- 1/2 tsp Paprika
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1/2 tsp White Pepper
- 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
- 1 cup cold Guinness Beer, replace with any beer or non-alcoholic club soda
- Clean the onions and slice them into thick rings. Pull off the inner skin to prevent the ring from splitting when you fry the onion rings.
- In a large bowl, add ice-cold water and salt. Whisk to dissolve the salt. Add the onions and soak for 20 minutes.
- Individually remove the onion rings out of the water and coat each one with flour. Leave them to rest on a wire rack for 20 minutes.
- In another bowl, combine all the dry ingredients for the batter and pop open a can of chilled Guinness beer.
- Pour in the beer and whisk to bring it all together to a smooth batter. Once the consistency is just thinner than a pancake batter, you’re good to go.
- Using a long skewer, coat each onion ring in the batter and drain off any excess batter.
Fill a medium-sized pot with enough oil to deep fry the onion rings. Once the temperature of the oil reaches about 350 degrees F, gently add 2-4 onion rings and fry them till they are golden and crispy.
- Remove them onto a wire rack to drain off the excess oil and ensure they stay crispy and finish them off with a sprinkle of salt.