The Best Crispy Fried Onion Rings!

Created by Food Network Chopped winner Chef Shannen Tune of, these delicious sweet onion rings are coated in the perfect homemade beer batter and fried to crispy, golden perfection. The perfect pairing for burgers, brats, and all your other cookout and tailgate favorites!

  • 2 large Vidalia sweet onions, cut in large rings
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp granulated onion powder
  • 1 Tbsp granulated garlic powder
  • 12 oz craft seasonal beer, chilled
  • vegetable oil for frying
  • kosher salt
  1. To prepare the batter, add the granulated onion powder and garlic powder to the flour. Then, add the beer and stir until batter reaches the consistency of pancake batter.
  2. To fry, heat oil to 350°F (177°C). Dip onion rings into batter and then slowly add rings into fryer. Fry on both sides until golden brown.
  3. Remove onion rings from fryer and place on paper towels to allow excess oil to drain. Season with salt and serve with a spicy ranch dressing.

If you like this recipe, try Chef Tune's Smoked Chorizo Queso with Sweet Onions!

Prep Time

15 minutes

Cook Time

30 minutes


4 servings