Mustard Beer Battered Onion Rings

These mustard beer battered onion rings are made with sweet Vidalia onions dipped in a flavor-packed mustard beer batter.  If you have a deep fryer or heavy pan, these are easy to make and can be ready in 20 minutes, depending on how many batches you make.

My Dad loved these onion rings.  My husband loves these onion rings.  I love these onion rings.  If you love onion rings, this one’s for you!

Stack of mustard beer battered onion rings on a white serving plate.

These onion rings are delicious with Blooming Onion Sauce. I also love to dip them in ranch dressing.  And yes, some people like them with ketchup!  Whatever your preference, serve some sauces on the side and enjoy these crispy sweet, melt-in-your-mouth onion rings.

Stack of mustard beer battered onion rings on a white serving plate.

Mustard Beer Battered Onion Rings

Foodie de Froid
Servings 4
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
This mustard beer battered onion ring recipe is quick and easy to make. Yet don't let it fool you. It is flavor-packed, consistent, and has that perfectly crisp batter. It's outstanding!
5 from 1 vote


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp mustard powder
  • 2 tsp fine sea salt or to taste
  • 1 tsp white pepper finely ground
  • 3 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 cup beer pilsner
  • 2 large onions Vidalia, sweet
  • oil high smoke point - peanut, safflower, canola...


  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, powdered mustard, salt, pepper, Dijon mustard, and beer to make a smooth batter.
    1 cup all-purpose flour, 1 tbsp mustard powder, 2 tsp fine sea salt, 1 tsp white pepper, 3 tbsp Dijon mustard, 1 cup beer
  • Heat 3 inches of oil in a deep fryer or sturdy pot to 375 °F. Heat the oven to 200 °F
  • Separate the onion slices into rings, and dip them into the better. Coat them well and let the excess drip back into the bowl.
    2 large onions
  • Fry the onion rings in batches, turning, for 3 minutes or until golden brown on both sides.
  • Transfer them with a slotted spoon to paper towels to drain. Sprinkle with additional salt if desired. Keep warm in the oven as you continue with the batches. Serve immediately.


Tip:  Strain your oil after it cools through a fine mesh strainer, and refrigerate for more uses.
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Calories 167


Calories: 167kcalCarbohydrates: 35gProtein: 5gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0.1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.003gSodium: 1290mgPotassium: 161mgFiber: 6gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 28IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 54mgIron: 2mg
Keyword appetizer, game day, onion rings, recipe, side dish, superbowl
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De Froid Tip: Vertical Arrangement

Put on your creative cap and add some excitement to your meals.  I was looking for inspiration and came across a metal horn mold in my drawer.  I also was planning on making onion rings. And so I paired the two together.  It felt like we were eating at the pub!  It was a memory maker.

Stack of mustard beer battered onion rings on a white serving plate.

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