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Deep-Fried Onions with Dipping Sauce

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


2 servings

Updated: Sep. 30, 2022
Enjoy this steakhouse appetizer right in your own home. Our Test Kitchen covered onion wedges with a golden batter and fried them to perfection. The spicy dipping sauce really heats things up!


  • 1 sweet onion
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 7 tablespoons beer or nonalcoholic beer
  • Oil for deep-fat frying
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons chili sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  1. Cut onion into 1-in. wedges and separate into pieces. In a shallow bowl, combine the flour, paprika, garlic powder, cayenne and pepper.
  2. For batter, in another shallow bowl, combine the flour, cornstarch, garlic powder, paprika, salt and pepper. Stir in beer. Dip onions into the flour mixture, then into batter and again into flour mixture.
  3. In an electric skillet or deep-fat fryer, heat oil to 375°. Fry onions, a few at a time, for 1-2 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. In a small bowl, combine the sauce ingredients. Serve with onions.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 686 calories, 12g fat (7g saturated fat), 40mg cholesterol, 1085mg sodium, 119g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 7g fiber), 16g protein.

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