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Korean-style Onion Rings


Crispy onion rings are the side dish of champions. But want to know how to make them even better? Make ‘em Asian! Yep, I’m making Korean-style onion rings to knock your socks off. Fry a batch for your next game night, weekend snack or accompaniment to your steak dinner, or enjoy them as the perfect party food.


Korean-style Onion Rings

10 minutes
5 minutes

vegetable oil, for deep frying

4 large brown onions, peeled, trimmed, sliced into 1cm (⅜”) thick rings

¾ cup cornflour (cornstarch)


Spicy sprinkle:

2 tsp gochugaru*

1 tsp chilli powder

½ tsp black sesame seeds

1 chicken stock cube, crumbled

1 tbsp sea salt


BBQ mayo:

3 tbsp whole egg mayonnaise

3 tbsp BBQ sauce


Beer batter:

400g (14 oz) plain (all-purpose) flour, put in the freezer for 15 minutes before using

3 tsp baking powder

½ tsp gochugaru

¼ tsp curry powder

320ml (11 fl oz) cold beer

280ml (9.5 fl oz) cold soda water

Step 1

Mix all of the ingredients for the spicy sprinkle together in a small bowl. Set aside for later.

Step 2

For the BBQ mayo, mix the ingredients together and set aside until ready to serve.

Step 3

To start the batter, whisk together the cold plain flour, baking powder, gochugaru and curry powder in a large bowl. Place some paper towel over a baking rack set over a baking tray.

Step 4

Heat enough vegetable oil to deep fry in a large, deep frying pan or wok over high heat.

While the oil is coming to temperature, toss together the onion rings and cornflour in a large bowl.

Step 5

Once the oil is hot (a wooden chopstick should start to bubble when dipped into the hot oil), whisk the cold beer and soda water into the flour batter mixture. Place the cornflour in a shallow tray or bowl.

Step 6

In batches, coat the onion rings in the cornflour. Shake off the excess and then dip the onion rings into the batter before gently placing into the hot oil. Cook for 3-4 minutes or until each piece is golden and crisp. Drain on the paper towel, then repeat with remaining onions. Scatter over your spicy sprinkle and serve.

Gochugaru are Korean red pepper chilli flakes that are between a flake and a powder. Gochu means chilli pepper and garu means powder. Gochugaru is often used in Korean cuisine to add colour, heat and flavour to a dish. Find it online or from an Asian grocery store.

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