Bacon-Wrapped Onion Rings Recipe

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup beer
  • 1 pinch garlic powder, or to taste
  • 1 pinch salt, or to taste
  • 1 pinch ground black pepper, or to taste
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper, or to taste
  • 1 sweet onion, cut into 1/4-inch wide rings
  • 1 pound bacon
  • 1 quart vegetable oil for frying
  1. Whisk flour, beer, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper together in a bowl until batter is evenly mixed; cover bowl with plastic wrap and let sit at room temperature for 1 hour.
  2. Wrap bacon around each onion ring and arrange on a plate; refrigerate.
  3. Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  4. Dip wrapped onion rings in batter, shaking off any excess. Place battered onion rings onto a plate while dipping the rest; do not stack.
  5. Fry battered onion rings, working in batches, in the hot oil until browned, about 5 minutes per side. Transfer cooked onion rings to a paper towel-lined plate to drain.