Beer Battered Onion Rings with Sriracha Dill Ranch Sauce*



  1. One of my favorite things in the entire world are fried onion rings. I absolutely love them. I have vivid memories as a kid going to our favorite restaurant and they would bring out a huge stack of onion rings and I would devour them in minutes. This is my version of a classic. I wanted to keep the recipe simple but make a killer sauce. I love Sriracha Sauce and it adds such a nice tang to the homemade ranch. Ok, let’s get started. In a small bowl mix together the mayo, sour cream, garlic, dill, Sriracha (or any other chili sauce), rice vinegar, salt, and pepper. You can add as little or as much Sriracha as you’d like. Put the sauce in the refrigerator until it is serving time. Meanwhile, in a frying pan heat up your oil to about 375 degrees F. While that is heating up prep everything. Slice your peeled whole onion in thick slices and separate the rings. In a bowl combine about a cup of flour with salt and pepper. In another bowl make the batter by combining the flour, beer, baking powder, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, and pepper. If the batter looks really thick to you add in a splash more of beer to thin it out. Take your onion slices and completely coat them in the flour and then coat completely with the beer batter and put them in the preheated oil. Let them cook until they are a beautiful golden brown on one side before flipping and cooking on the other side. When they are fully cooked and golden brown take them out and let them sit on a paper towel lined plate to soak up the extra grease. Serve the onion rings hot with the delicious Sriracha dill ranch sauce on the side. You might want to make a triple batch of these… they go quickly! Especially during football season. Enjoy!