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A stack of six large gluten free onion rings

Beer Battered Gluten Free Onion Rings

Sandi Gaertner
You are going to love how crispy my beer battered fried gluten free onion rings turn out. Simple directions and they are ready in about 30 minutes!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Chill Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Gluten Free Side Dish Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 519 kcal


  • 2 cups gluten free flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper
  • 2 large vidalia onions
  • 12 ounces gluten free beer * see note
  • 1 cup canola oil for frying * see note


  • In a bowl, add your batter ingredients and whisk to blend.
  • Add the gluten free beer. I used a measuring glass because you only need 12 ounces of gluten free beer, but my can had 16 ounces in it.
  • You can also put it all in a Vitamix or blender to make sure there are no lumps!
  • Pour the beer into the dry ingredients. Whisk until your batter is a little runny but it should be a thick runny.
  • If using a Vitamix, add all ingredients and blend until smooth. Allow the batter to sit for 10-15 minutes in the refrigerator.
  • Peel your onions and cut them horizontally to remove both ends.
  • Gently separate the onion into rings. Pressing down on the more narrow end makes it easier and you won't rip the onions this way.
  • While the batter is chilling in the refrigerator, heat oil in your 12-inch cast-iron skillet or Dutch oven. I tend to use a Dutch oven if I am frying inside. The sides are higher so there is less mess. If I am frying outside and using the side burner on my grill, I use my cast-iron skillet. You will want your oil to be around 375º F.
  • Carefully dip the onion rings into the batter. Be sure the batter coats all areas of the onion ring.
  • Gently lift the onion ring and shake off the excess batter.
  • Drop an onion ring into the hot oil. I cook 3-4 at a time but make sure there is a lot of space around each onion ring.
  • Allow the batter-coated onion rings to cook for 1 ½-2 minutes on each side. It is easiest to cook the onions in small batches so that none get overcooked.
  • Quickly move the fried onion rings to a paper towel-lined plate so the excess oil can be absorbed. Continue until all of the onion rings are fried.


  1. You can use any kind of yellow onion. Vidalia onions are sweeter and I felt they worked really well in this recipe.
  2. You can use any gluten free flour blend.
  3. I recommend using Glutenberg, Ground Breaker, or Red Bridge gluten free beers. Do NOT use gluten-removed beers as many still get reactions to those.
  4. These gluten free fried beer batter onion rings will keep up to to 3 days in the refrigerator. To reheat them, bake at 325º F for 10-15 minutes to recrisp them.


Serving: 1servingCalories: 519kcalCarbohydrates: 39gProtein: 5gFat: 39gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 11gMonounsaturated Fat: 24gTrans Fat: 1gSodium: 981mgPotassium: 163mgFiber: 5gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 248IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 54mgIron: 2mg
Keyword gluten free fried onion rings, gluten free onion rings
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