For the batter


  • STEP 1

    Slice the onions into 1cm-thick rings and set aside. Tip the vinegar, sugar, 50ml water and 1 tsp salt into a pan, bring to the boil, then remove from the heat. Add the onions to the pan, cover with cling film and leave to cool. You can do this up to a day ahead.

  • STEP 2

    Fill a large saucepan half full with oil and heat until the temperature reaches 180C on a frying thermometer. Mix the flour, cayenne pepper, coriander and 1 tsp salt in a bowl, and set aside.

  • STEP 3

    To make the batter, combine the flours and bicarb in a bowl, then slowly whisk in the beer. Drain the onion rings and coat them in the spiced flour. One at a time, dip them in the batter and fry in the hot oil for 2-3 mins until golden and crisp. Drain on kitchen paper and season with smoked paprika and flaky sea salt.


Be cautious when using hot oil, and read our guide on how to deep-fry safely.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, August 2015

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