I love eating Onion Rings. And this is a great copycat recipe from A&W. These rings make a great side dish for Burgers and Hot dogs. And they are super easy to make as well!
I usually make my Beer Batter Onion Rings recipe but this time around I wanted to mix things up a bit. Onion rings are very easy to make and take less time than baking frozen french fries.
Since this is a copycat recipe, you want to use a White Onion for this recipe. This will help them taste as close as possible to the original A&W recipe. You can use whatever kind of beer you have on hand. I would suggest cheap beer since it will be used in a batter. Keep the good stuff for drinking!
🍺 Recipe Note
A&W's original recipe most likely does not use beer. If you want to make these onion rings without beer, simply substitute for an equal amount of Club Soda.
🥃 Alcohol Warning
💭 Deep Frying Oils
When it comes to Deep Frying food you want to choose an oil that has a high smoke point and neutral in flavor so it won't affect the flavor of whatever you are frying. Vegetable Oil, Corn Oil, Canola Oil and Peanut Oil are some of the more popular and affordable options.
If you are not familiar with A&W, they started serving its famous root beer back in 1919 in Lodi, California. A&W is the first American chain restaurant to reach the 100-year milestone.
⭐ Copycat Rating
Since the goal of a Copycat Recipe is for it to taste exactly like the original, it's only natural to rate this recipe against the original. This Copycat recipe rates a solid 10 out of 10 in my opinion.
📋 Gather your Ingredients
You will need the following ingredients to make this Copycat Onion Rings recipe from A&W (see recipe card for quantities): Tempura Batter Mix, Onion Powder, Ground Black Pepper, Water, Beer, White Onion and Vegetable Oil.
🥣 How to make Copycat A&W Onion Rings
Preheat the deep fryer to 375°F.
In a mixing bowl, combine the tempura mix with the spices, water and beer to form a batter.
Slice the onion, and separate all of the rings. Dip the individual rings in the batter, and drop into the preheated oil.
Deep fry 3-5 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to a paper towel lined plate, salt lightly and serve.
Copycat A&W Onion Rings
- 1 Cup Tempura Batter Mix
- ¼ teaspoon Onion Powder
- ⅛ teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
- ½ Cup Water
- ¼ Cup Beer
- 1 White Onion, sliced ⅜ inch thick
- 6 Cups Vegetable Oil, for deep frying
- Preheat the deep fryer to 375°F.
- In a mixing bowl, combine the tempura mix with the spices, water and beer to form a batter.
- Slice the onion, and separate all of the rings. Dip the individual rings in the batter, and drop into the preheated oil.
- Deep fry 3-5 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to a paper towel lined plate, salt lightly and serve.
Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.