Fried Onion Rings

By: Suzanne Pollak and Lee Manigault, Deans of the Charleston Academy of Domestic Pursuits
Fried Onion Rings
Fried Onion Rings
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Fried Onion Rings are the perfect accompaniment to almost any meal. These crispy and flavorful fried onions taste great when served alongside burgers, steak, or even chicken. The best thing about this onion rings recipe is that it can be made ahead of time. You can fry up a batch of these onions and then store them in the freezer until you are ready to serve them. You can simply reheat the onions in a hot oven and they will be just as fresh and crispy as if you had made them that day.


Once fried, the onions can be covered with wax paper, wrapped in foil, and frozen. They can be kept in the freezer for up to three months. When ready to serve, preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Place the rings in a single layer on a baking sheet and bake until hot, about 5 to 10 minutes.



  • 1 (12-ounce) can beer, at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • vegetable oil, for frying
  • 2-3 onions, thinly sliced crosswise into rings


  1. In a bowl, whisk together the beer, flour, and salt. Let rest at room temperature, stirring occasionally, for 1 to 3 hours.

  2. In a large, deep skillet, add enough oil to reach a depth of 2 inches. Heat until a deep-fat thermometer registers 375. Dip the onion rings in the beer batter to coat. Using tongs, transfer the rings, in batches, to the hot oil and fry until golden (watch carefully to avoid burning).

  3. Transfer the fried rings to paper-towels or brown-paper-bag-lined baking sheets to drain. Serve immediately.

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These are so delicious, I could eat them everyday


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