Homemade Onion Rings

My husband requested onion rings a few weeks ago. Being the subservient wife that I am (I'm hoping my close friends got a good laugh just then!!), I obliged his request! It was the first time I ever made them, and they turned out GREAT!!!!

I made an assembly line on my counter to help streamline the process. Do you know what step didn't make it into the picture?

I found this onion ring recipe on AllRecipes.com

  • 1 large onion, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • **I added 1/8 tsp cayenne
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk, or as needed
  • 3/4 cup dry bread crumbs (**I used Panko)
  • seasoned salt to taste (**I used regular salt. When you take them out of the fry oil, liberally salt them right away.)
  • 1 quart oil for frying, or as needed


  1. Heat the oil in a deep-fryer to 365 degrees F (185 degrees C). (**I just used a sauce pan.) TIP: If you're using a sauce pan on a stove like I did, you're going to need to be VERY mindful of your oil temperature. I kept adjusting my heat and eventually just left a thermometer in the oil while I was frying to help me make adjustments. 
  2. Separate the onion slices into rings, and set aside. In a small bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder and salt. **If you used cayenne, add it here.
  3. Dip the onion slices into the flour mixture until they are all coated; set aside. Whisk the egg and milk into the flour mixture using a fork. Dip the floured rings into the batter to coat, then place on a wire rack to drain until the batter stops dripping. The wire rack may be placed over a sheet of aluminum foil for easier clean up. Spread the bread crumbs out on a plate or shallow dish. Place rings one at a time into the crumbs, and scoop the crumbs up over the ring to coat. Give it a hard tap as you remove it from the crumbs. The coating should cling very well. Repeat with remaining rings.
  4. Deep fry the rings a few at a time for 2 to 3 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove to paper towels to drain. Season with seasoning salt, and serve.


Anonymous said...

"I'm hoping everyone who lives in the same zip code as I do got a good laugh just then".

There - fixed that for you ;)

DandW said...

Bring on the onion rings!! How about some of Granny's fried chicken and mac and cheese to go with them??!!!