Missing 8 Cuts? Here’s how you can make their onion rings

Nothing beats a good burger. Just imagine a juicy, meaty patty topped with ketchup and mayo, pickles, onions, lettuce, and cheese— all sandwiched between two soft brioche buns. Heavenly? You bet.

What’s a burger without something on the side to munch on, though? There are fries, chips, or onion rings to choose from. Many burger joints have their own version for each, but any true 8 Cuts fan would go for the onion rings— hands down.


Photo from 8Cuts Burgers

Unfortunately, due to the ongoing quarantine, it can be hard to get a hold of these. The solution? Make them yourself! Thankfully, Pepper.ph figured out how to make it— from the crispy exterior, down to the smokey flavor! Check out their hack here:

8Cuts’ Onion Rings


  • 2 large white onions, sliced into half-inch rounds
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ¾ cup flour
  • ½ cup cornmeal, finely ground
  • ½ tbsp. barbecue powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup club soda, chilled
  • ½ cup light beer, chilled
  • 1 cup flour
  • Oil, for frying
  • 3 tbsp. barbecue powder


  1. In a large bowl, blend together the cream and lemon juice.
  2. Add the onions, then let them soak for 30 minutes. Set aside.
  3. In another large bowl, whisk together the batter: baking powder, ¾ cup flour, cornmeal, barbecue powder, and salt.
  4. Pour in club soda and light beer, but keep whisking consistently until the consistency of the batter is thin, almost watery.
  5. In a pan, heat the oil to 375F.
  6. In another large bowl, add 1 cup of flour. Remove the onions from the soak, and let the excess drop off.
  7. Add the onions to the bowl with flour, and toss until fully coated. Shake off excess flour, and dip it into the batter.
  8. Drop the onion rings into the fryer, and let it fry until lightly golden brown.
  9. Remove from oil, and let it drain on paper towels.
  10. Dust each onion ring in barbecue powder once removed from the fryer, and serve hot.

(Cover photo from 8Cuts Burgers)

Make sure to share your experiments with us if you decide to try out this recipe!

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