Beer Tempura Onion Rings

Vickie Parks


To prevent the onions from sticking together as they cook, be sure to add the onion rings one at a time to the hot oil, and don’t overcrowd the pot.


★★★★★ 3 votes

4 to 6
10 Min
30 Min
Deep Fry


Add to Grocery List

canola oil, for frying
3 1/2 cups
all-purpose flour
2 tsp
kosher salt, or to taste
1 tsp
onion powder
1 tsp
garlic powder
3 cups
lager beer
onions, sliced into rings 3/8-inch thick

How to Make Beer Tempura Onion Rings


  • 1Set a wire rack on a baking sheet and place in an oven. Preheat the oven to 200°F. Line another baking sheet with paper towels.
  • 2Pour oil into a 7 1/2-quart deep fryer and heat over medium-high heat to 365°F according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • 3Put 1 cup of the flour in a pie dish or a wide, shallow bowl. In a large bowl, whisk together the remaining 2 1/2 cups flour, salt, onion powder and garlic powder until combined. Add the beer to the seasoned flour and whisk briskly until the batter is smooth.
  • 4Working with a few onion rings at a time, dust them with the flour, then dip them into the beer batter, letting the excess drip off. Using tongs, drop the onion rings, one at a time, into the oil and fry until golden underneath, about 2 minutes. Using a skimmer, turn the onion rings over and fry until golden on the other side, about 2 minutes more.
  • 5Transfer the onion rings to the paper towel-lined baking sheet to drain. Sprinkle with salt, then place on the rack-lined baking sheet in the oven for a few minutes. Repeat with the remaining onion rings, flour and batter.

Printable Recipe Card

About Beer Tempura Onion Rings

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Japanese
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

Show 5 Comments & Reviews

22 Zucchini Recipes That'll Make You A Cooking Rock Star

22 Zucchini Recipes That'll Make You a Cooking Rock Star

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Make the most out your summer cooking with delicious zucchini recipes. They'll make you a cooking rock star.

27 Easy Camping Recipes

27 Easy Camping Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Getting ready for a weekend camping trip? Here are 27 easy, no-hassle, camping-friendly recipes that everyone will love!

Celebrate Labor Day Weekend With A Stellar Cookout Recipe

Celebrate Labor Day Weekend With a Stellar Cookout

Kitchen Crew

Wow... did summer fly by or what? In my mind, Memorial Day was last weekend. Summer's unofficially coming to an end, but I'm not going to let the weekend go...