Deep-Fried Onions in Beer Batter

Preparation info
  • Serves


    • Difficulty


Appears in
British Seasonal Food

By Mark Hix

Published 2008

  • About

1 do love deep-fried onions. Rather like deep-fried calamari or scampi in the basket, they are incredibly comforting. A must-have side dish with grilled steak, they could easily replace the chips.


  • 2 white onions, peeled
  • 2 red onions, peeled
  • 1 bunch of spring onions


Cut the white onions into ½ cm thick rings; halve the red onions, then cut into ½ cm thick slices. Separate into individual rings and slices. Trim the spring onions, but leave whole.

To make the batter, sift the flour into a bowl and whisk in enough of the lager to form a smooth coating batter. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Heat about an 8 cm depth of oil in an electric