oven fried guinness onion rings with stout gravy
In the pecking order of side foods that are fried, where does your loyalty lie?
Classic French fries? Maybe you swing to the sweet potato fries because if you’re like me you’ve convinced yourself that these are somewhat healthy therefore devouring a basketful wouldn’t add a single pound. No sirree. Or, maybe your loyalty lies in the great and mighty, tater tot. You know my feelings about Sir Tot.
But somewhere between a tot and a fry, lies the ol’ onion ring. Is it me, or did onion rings get a pushed out of the way when Funyons made their appearance? Folks could hardly resist the yellow and green packaging. Plus, the bonus part, these onions didn’t evoke tears.
So, today I am being a fried side food team player, and putting in the ol’ standard onion ring. And can we please talk for a moment about how I used to dread cutting onions. Mr. B actually received onion cutting goggles from my mother as a gag gift for Christmas a couple of years ago. Gag gift aside, these truckers work. I may look like a major tool shed, but it beats looking like Fiona Apple with mascara running down my face.
With my onion goggles on, I had no problem taking one for the team and whipping up these Guinness oven fried onion rings. Since St.Paddy’s Day is five minutes away, why not make a bag of Funyons jealous and add a little giggle juice? Oh, and then dip them into some stout gravy.
My 1/200th Irisih heritage is doing an Irish jig.
Oven Fried Guinness Onion Rings with Stout Gravy
for the onion rings:
2 large yellow or sweet onions, cut into 1/2 inch slices
3 cups buttermilk
1/2 cup Guinness
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons paprika
2 teaspoons kosher salt
2 1/2 cups panko
1/4 cup fine cornmeal
for the stout gravy:
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3/4 cup chick stock
1/4 Guinness beer
for the onion rings:
In a casserole dish, place sliced onions and cover with 2 cups buttermilk and beer. Cover dish with foil and put in fridge for at least 5 hours or for better results overnight.
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Remove onions from fridge and set aside. In a large bowl, combine flour, paprika, and salt. In another bowl, mix together remaining buttermilk and eggs. Take half of the flour mixture and add it to the buttermilk and give it a good whisk. In another large bowl, combine panko, cornmeal, and salt.
Spray two baking sheets with non-stick cooking spray. Take an onion slice, dip into the flour, then the buttermilk, and then the panko. Place on baking sheet. Repeat with remaining onion slices. Bake onions for about 15 to 20 minutes, flipping midway. Bake until crispy. Serve gravy alongside.
for the stout gravy:
Preheat a sauce pan to medium heat. Melt butter. Add the flour and begin to whisk creating a roux. Let the flour cook out for a minute. Add the chicken stock and stout. Continue to whisk until thickened, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
Oh, boy! I want! This makes me excited for St. PAddy’s !
Me too!! Isn’t it the best food and booze holiday? Thanks, Ali!
Oh my gosh! This is a St. Patricks day need!! Love that you soaked the onions in beer and the gravy? Well that is amazing!
Thank you, Tieghan!
These onion rings look PERFECT! Love the recipe!
Thanks, Katrina! Beer and onions are total friends:)
I might’ve just died.. I might be drooling.. I might need to make these onion rings and gravy like as soon as I get home.. I mean.. seriously you soaked onions in buttermilk and beer… my life is complete..
LOL!! Hold that thought. Send some biscuits my way and I’ll send the gravy! Life is now complete:)
Oh man, these sound and look so good! I love that they’re oven-fried instead of deep-fried in oil!!!
Right?!! The oven gets way over looked. Plus, the bonus, getting to eat more gravy!
Yes, you just made these rings the best by adding beer. Not going to share…..and that GRAVY!!!!
LOL!!! Thanks, friend!
Um, so these onion rings are amazing. And they’re paired with stout gravy! This is such an awesome combo. 🙂
Thank you, Beth!
For years I thought I didn’t like onion rings and then I tried one and I was properly obsessed. The flavours in these sound like they just totally take it up a notch – can’t wait to give them a try!
Dude, onion rings are the shizzzzzz! You gotta try this version! Thanks, friend!
The breading!! It looks SO crunchy and perfect. And gravy makes everything even better.
Thank you, Nicole!
Oh my goodness! That gravy sounds amazing! Can you stack like they do at Red Robin but instead of sharing I keep them all for myself? Can’t stay away from onion rings. Just simply can’t!
LOL!! Actually, stacking them sounds like a great idea! And you should totally keep these to yourself:) Thanks, Melanie!
Mr. B has a great sense of humor, PLUS he’s brilliant because I could seriously use a pair of those OCGs myself!! I LOVE onion rings and that stout gravy is seriously messing with my heart strings. BRING IT ON, SISTER!
I’ll send some over ASAP! Thanks, Julia!
Want these! They look and sound amazing. Any excuse to eat (or drink) more Guinness!
I couldn’t agree more! Thanks, Molly!
OH. MY. I just bought some Guiness for a recipe I’m making this week and I’m thinking I’ll need to be making these onion rings as well. Yum!
Wait, people actually EAT Funyons? Yikes. Those things always cut up the roof of my mouth so badly. That said, I am 1000% behind a good, savory onion ring, and these sound fantastic! NOM.
Lauren these look gorgeous!! I don’t know how you cut those onions so perfectly, I am always reduced to a teary eyed mess in their presence lol
These look fab! The onion rings look super crispy and delicious!
This is such a fun recipe! I am team sweet potato fry, but I would trade it in for some of these!
So fun!! I love homemade onion rings but these are so much better!
Hahaha!! My parents-in-law have those onion goggle and I thought they were absolutely ridiculous, until I actually wore them and they really blocked out everything. I try to cut onions as quickly as possibly, so I’m lucky to say that I haven’t had a tear fest recently 🙂
These onions rings sound to die for. I feel like you are always making the best food and then topping it with the best sounding gravy. Go you.
Wow you had me at onion rings then you add in the guiness and stout gravy for dipping. LOVE THIS Lauren. Onions rings are totally my guilty pleasure to order when we go out, I have never tried making them at home before but totally need to after seeing this! Pinned
Stout gravy. I die.
I do love me some sweet potato fries but I’ll choose onion rings over them any day! The fact that they are guinness battered and stout gravied? All the better.
OMG I love that these are baked! Thank YOU! Beer and onions and gravy, seriously does it get better?!
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