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Homemade Onion Rings

by Ben Ebbrell from Beginners Get… Sorted

Create a feast at home with this fantastic recipe for homemade onion rings. Really easy to make, these beer battered onions are tasty with garlic mayo.


All the best ideas start in the pub – everyone knows this… But why? Is it the relaxed atmosphere? The intoxicating liquids? Or is it the comfort of seeing a few familiar friendly faces? We think there’s something else… the food. Pub food is what makes Britain great. It’s simple, it’s tasty and you can be guaranteed to find the same dishes in pubs up and down the country. This makes it feel like home, and when you’re at home you’re relaxed. It opens your mind to new opportunities and daft ideas… like writing your own cookbook with a group of mates! Anyway, this brings us on nicely to onion rings – the ultimate pub snack. Thin circles of white onion, smothered in a gorgeous beer batter and then fried until golden and crispy. Perfect for soaking up the copious amounts of alcohol you consume whilst dreaming up your plans of world domination.

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Vegetable oil for deep-frying
2 large white onions
175ml beer
150g plain flour


HEAT up the oil in a saucepan, taking care to only half-fill. (Never leave this unattended and if the oil begins to shimmer or smoke, remove from the heat immediately.)

PEEL the onions and slice across to create chunky slices. Separate into individual onion rings.

WHISK the beer into the flour until lump-free, adding a pinch of salt.

DUST the onion rings in a little extra flour and dunk into the batter.

LOWER carefully into the hot oil and fry for 3-4 minutes, until golden.

SCOOP the rings out of the oil with tongs or a slotted spoon, drain them on kitchen paper to remove excess oil and sprinkle with a little salt.

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