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Beer-Battered Onion Rings

Prep: 10 minutes | Serves 4


  • 2 large onions

Dry Mix

  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup corn starch
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 Tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1/2 Tbsp garlic salt
  • 1 tsp chipotle powder

Wet Mix

  • 1 1/2 cup beer (or water)
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 Tbsp pickle brine
  • 2 Tbsp pickled jalapeno brine



  1. Cut your onions into rings about 1/2 inch thick.
  2. Place the onion rings in a bowl of ice water to chill while you prepare the wet and dry mixes.
  3. Combine all ingredients for the dry mix in a bowl. Do the same for the ingredients of the wet mix in another bowl. The wet mix should be a little runnier than pancake mix, make sure it's not too goopy! Add more beer if it's too thick, or a little more flour if it's too thin.
  4. Bring a pot of oil to 375 degrees.
  5. Remove onions from the bowl of ice water and pat dry.
  6. Dunk each onion ring in the flour, then the beer batter. Shake off any excess. This process is easier if you use a fork and not your hands.
  7. Carefully place in the oil, make sure you don't crowd the pot with too many onion rings. Fry until golden brown, then remove to cool on a cooling rack. Once all the onion rings are fried, serve with your favorite dipping sauce and Alpha product. Enjoy!