Coat the onion rings with cooking spray. Repeat procedure of dipping onion rings in batter and cooking in remaining oil, ending with 6 rings. Beer Battered Onion Rings are the perfect combination of crispy, light and fluffy with a hint of sweetness from the beer. Dip them in a curry-flavored dipping sauce for an amazing appetizer or game day food. A great side for your summer bbq! Dip 5 onion rings in batter, letting excess drip off. In a large bowl, whisk together 1 1/2 cups of the flour with the paprika, garlic powder, 2 teaspoons salt and the pepper. Place the onion rings on a jelly-roll pan. Add onion rings to pan; cook for 2 minutes on each side or until golden. Whisk in the beer until the mixture is well combined. The onions are presoaked to tenderize them and give them extra flavor. Beer Battered Onion Rings have a super crispy and flavorful exterior.