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Gluten Free Onion Rings

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Servings: 6 people (depending on the size of your onions!)
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gluten free onion rings


  • 3 large onions
  • 250 grams gluten free self raising flour - can use plain flour
  • 330 ml Skinny Lager - one bottle/can
  • Sprinkle of seasoning - I like just using salt & pepper
  • 1 litre sunflower oil


  • Add your oil to pan. Heat to 180oC.
    >You want a deep pan - enough to get at least 3 inches of oil in there. Ideally, it needs to be at most 2/3rds full – it spits and bubbles so its safer this way.
    >Haven't got a thermometer? Other guides: (1) It takes roughly 3-5 mins on a medium heat to bring 1 litre of oil to this temperate. (2) Drop a tsp of batter into the oil – you’re looking for a sizzle (quite a few bubbles) but the batter shouldn’t go brown within a few seconds of being in the oil. If it does, turn down the heat a little and wait a few mins and repeat
  • Peel the outside skin off an onion and chop into slices
    >I like each ring to be about 1cm deep.
  • Break them into rings
    >For most of the rings, I keep 2 together to ensure you get lots of onion in the midde and it doesnt just take like batter. Hopefully you can see what I mean in the pic! 
  • Add the seasoning, flour and and lager to a mixing bowl and whisk (either by hand or with an electric whisk).
    >I prefer to do this with an electric whisk to get as much air into the mix as possible, but you could use a hand whisk too!
    >Make sure you get right to the bottom of the mixing bowl as the flour tends to sneakily sit there.
  • Take an onion ring, dip into the batter making sure its fully coated, and carefully lower into the oil. Repeat until your pan is full.
  • Leave the onion rings until JUST brown on the underside (like the pic - should take about 2 mins - if its taking longer, crank up the heat of your oil a little!). At this stage, flip them over and cook until brown on the other side too.
  • Remove from the heat with a slotted spoon and place onto a cooling rack, allowing the excess oil to drain through the rack.
  • Repeat for the rest of your onion rings!
  • Eat as quickly as possible for the best crunch :) Enjoy!!
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