These Beer Battered Onion Rings are a favourite weekend or game day treat! They have a crispy, beer infused batter and are served with a smoky Chipotle Dipping Sauce. It’s hard to stop at one!
I absolutely love beer battered onion rings! Anyone who knows me, knows my deep love for them. If I’m in a restaurant that has onion rings on the menu I just can’t pass them up, but only if they are homemade; forget the premade frozen ones. I don’t have time for that, lol!
Beer Battered Onion Rings – A Delicious Game Day Recipe
Thinking about them recently, I decided to whip up a batch. It’s amazing how many rings you can get from one onion. Talk about inexpensive to make! You just have to have the patience to fry them in batches. As much as I adore these little rings of deep fried crispy goodness, this is not something I would eat everyday, ’cause, after all, they are deep fried. They are, though, a great little treat every once in a while.
I love all types of onion rings – panko crusted, potato chip crusted, fried, baked, whatever, but, in my mind, the absolute perfect onion ring is a beer battered one. And these Beer Battered Onion Rings with Chipotle Dipping Sauce are my favourite! The batter is not too thick, not too thin and crispy perfection. Hubby sneaked a ring from the oven while I was making my batches and you could hear the crunch from the batter across the room as he bite into it. I used Shocktop as my beer, which is a Belgian White Beer, but you can use whatever beer you prefer or have on hand.
Homemade Chipotle Sauce Recipe
Although, completely unnecessary, as the onion rings are delicious on their own, I did make a really really simple chipotle dipping sauce to go along with and it just puts these rings over the top. It has a nice smoky heat from the chipotle peppers and, as an added bonus, it is also a great spread for sandwiches. Plus, there’s only 4 ingredients – mayo, yogurt, lime and chipotle (of course). So so good!
When serving these Beer Battered Onion Rings with Chipotle Dipping Sauce, I definitely recommend serving a cold pint of beer along with 🙂
Other Game Day Food you May Enjoy
- Ultimate Cheeseburger
- Spinach Artichoke Dip
- Curry Oven Baked Curry Wings
- Oven Baked Fish Tacos
- or you may like this round up of ultimate game day eats and drinks
Hope you love these homemade beer battered onion rings as much as I do….and I love ’em a lot 😉
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Beer Battered Onion Rings with Chipotle Dipping Sauce
- 1.5 cups all purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp chili powder
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 bottle beer -your fav
- 1 large spanish onion -cut into about 1/2 inch slices
- vegetable oil -enough to come up about 2-3 inches on side of your pot
- 1/4 cup mayo -your fav
- 1/4 cup greek yogurt
- 1-2 chipotle peppers -depending on how spicy you like it
- 1/2 lime -juiced
Beer Battered Onion Rings
- In a large bowl whisk together dry ingredients - flour, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, paprika, chili powder, black pepper, onion powder and salt. Add bottle of beer. Whisk until there are no lumps and everything is combined.
- Slice onion into about 1/2 inch slices.
- Next, on your stove top in a large pot (I used a high sided, heavy duty 8 quart dutch oven) heat oil to about 375-385F. Preheat your oven on low setting, about 200F. Place a rack on baking sheet to place your onion rings on to keep warm once out of oil while you are doing your next batch.
- Working in batches, drop a few onion rings into the wet flour mixture to coat. Carefully place them into the oil. Fry for about minute and a half, turning half way through until onion ring is cooked and golden brown (if your oil temp drops, just wait until it gets up to temperature again before continuing with batches of rings because if the oil temperature drops too low, they will absorb too much oil and become greasy).
- Carefully remove cooked onion rings from oil (a spider strainer works great), allowing excess oil to drip off, and place on prepared sheet pan to keep warm in the oven. Continue with your next batch of onion rings until all done.
Chipotle Dipping Sauce
- In a small food processor or blender combine mayo, Greek yogurt, chipotle pepper and lime juice. Blend until combined. Put in a serving dish along side the onion rings. Note - I reserved a little bit of the adobo sauce from the chipotle peppers to blend through the top of the dip, which is more for aesthetics, so not really necessary if you don't want to do.
- Use an oil with a decent smoke point, like canola or peanut.
- Use a large high sided pot or dutch oven for cooking the onion rings. Know what you're doing and always use caution when frying.
- Gently lower the onion rings in the oil away from you.
- Place cooked onion rings on a rack on a baking sheet in a 200F oven to keep warm while preparing your batches.
- If you like things less spicy, use a little less chipotle in the dipping sauce.
- Always ensure sure you are familiar with the manufacturer recommended operating instructions and know how to properly/safely use any kitchen appliance/device/tool you are using.