Battered onion rings are a great side for burgers or hot dogs, they also make for ideal party snacks. Our ground cumin imparts a deep smoky, rich flavor on the onions and pairs well with any dipping sauce.

Prep time: 10 min

Cook time: 15 min

Total time: 25 min

Spicy Cumin Beer Battered Onion Rings
Copyright Recipe © 2014 Woodland Foods


serves 4-5

  • 4 Cups Neutral Frying Oil

  • 2 Cups All-Purpose Flour

  • 1 Tablespoon Ground Cumin

  • 1 Teaspoon Kosher Salt

  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda

  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder

  • 1 Teaspoon Cornstarch

  • 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Cayenne Pepper

  • 2 Cups Beer

  • 2 Large Onions, peeled and cut into 1/2" slices


  1. Heat the oil in a Dutch oven or other larger heavy pot to 375° F.

  2. In a medium bowl whisk the dry ingredients together and slowly add the the beer. Whisk the mixture briskly to remove lumps. If the batter is thicker than pancake batter add a little water to thin the consistency.

  3. Separate the onion slices into rings. Dunk each ring individually in the batter, drain off excess and place into the hot oil. Use a chopstick or a fork to flip the ring over after 20-30 seconds. Fry until both sides are golden and crisp, 45-90 seconds should do it. Transfer fried onions to a rack placed over paper towels to wick up the excess oil. Serve immediately.