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Crispy Pub Rings

“I created this recipe for a beer-tasting party we hosted (my husband brews his own), and they were a hit. Serve them when you entertain or on those nights when you want homemade ‘take-out’ food.”—Jennifer Rodriguez, West Jordan, Utah
  • Total Time
    Prep: 40 min. Cook: 5 min./batch
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 2 green onions, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • RINGS:
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons hot pepper sauce
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1 large sweet onion, sliced and separated into rings
  • Oil for deep-fat frying


  • In a small bowl, combine the first eight ingredients; chill until serving.
  • In a large shallow bowl, combine the flour, salt and baking powder. In another shallow bowl, whisk the egg, milk, pepper sauce and minced garlic. In a third bowl, combine the bread crumbs, garlic powder and seasoned salt. Coat onions in flour mixture, dip in egg mixture, then roll in crumbs.
  • In a deep fryer or electric skillet, heat oil to 375°. Drop onion rings, a few at a time, into hot oil. Fry for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Serve with sauce.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 628 calories, 50g fat (12g saturated fat), 77mg cholesterol, 1317mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 2g fiber), 11g protein.

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