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Crispy Beer Battered Straw Onions

These Crispy Beer Battered Straw Onions are amazing to top burgers, dips, baked potatoes or any dish where you want a fantastic, crispy, onion flavor!
Course: Main
Author: Kristi


  • 1 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1 teaspoon Mrs. Dash Extra Spicy seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 1 and 1/2 bottles of dark beer* 12-ounce bottles
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 and 1/2 large yellow onions thinly sliced
  • Vegetable oil** for frying


  • Mix the flour, baking powder, seasoned salt, Mrs. Dash's Extra Spicy Seasoning and cracked black pepper in a large bowl. In a pitcher, mix together the beer and the eggs. Pour the liquid into the dry ingredients and mix until throughly blended.
  • In a large heavy-bottomed pot, heat enough vegetable oil to come halfway up the sides of the pot until a deep-frying thermometer inserted in the oil registers 375 degrees F.
  • In batches, dip the onion strings into the batter, then plunge them into the hot oil and cook until golden, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove and place on a paper towel to drain. Repeat with the rest of the onions. Sprinkle with seasoned salt to finish.


*I used Red Hook ESB beer in this recipe.
**I used Canola Oil, and I used 5 cups.