Recipe: Apple cider and cinnamon onion rings

Recipe: Apple cider and cinnamon onion rings

On weekends H and I take the time to make a gourmet dinner. On Saturday we managed to get our hands on some angus beef and brioche sliders, so that decided the main part of dinner. We had angus beef sliders with bacon, lettuce, cheese and kewpie mayo. Now I absolutely love kewpie mayo with everything and I knew we needed a side to go with the burgers.
Angus beef sliders with apple cider and cinnamon onion rings
Deciding against the usual curly fries still frozen solid in the freezer, I decided to look up some onion ring recipes. I haven’t had much luck with onion rings in the past, so I was a bit skeptical. I found a Donna Hay onion ring recipe that was promising that asked for beer. With not a drop of beer in the house, I looked for an alternative – apple cider was the only thing that came close.
Apple cider
I’ve been going through an apple cider phase lately. I altered the recipe slightly, and added some cinnamon to it for a little something extra. They turned out so crisp and crunchy. A definite keeper! Recipe after the jump.

Angus beef sliders with onion rings
Apple Cider and Cinnamon Battered Onion Rings (serves 2)


1/2 cup of  plain flour
1/2 cup cornflour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of caster sugar
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon powder
165 ml apple cider
vegetable oil for frying
2 small onions, sliced into rings
extra continental flour for dusting


  1. Place the flour, cornflour, baking powder, caster sugar, salt, cinnamon and paprika in a bowl and mix well to combine.
  2. Gradually add the apple cider and whisk until smooth.
  3. Heat the vegetable oil in a saucepan over high heat.
  4. Test when its ready with a small drop of batter. If it bubbles as soon as it hits the oil, then you’re ready!
  5. Dust the onion in the continental flour, dip into batter and cook for 2 minutes or until golden.
  6. Drain on absorbent paper, then enjoy!

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