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Making Crispy Onion Rings

Rated as 4.64 out of 5 Stars
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"This recipe for onion rings is so easy and so amazingly crispy, you can now make up for all those years of deep-fried denial by making these at home."
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Ingredients

30 m servings 179
Original recipe yields 8 servings

Directions

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  1. Whisk together flour, cornstarch, dry potato flakes, and cayenne pepper in a large bowl. Whisk in club soda to make a smooth batter.
  2. Place panko bread crumbs in a shallow bowl.
  3. Heat oil in a deep fryer or large saucepan to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  4. Place a few onion rings at a time into the bowl of batter and turn to coat all sides with batter.
  5. Remove onion rings from batter and place into pan of panko bread crumbs; turn to coat completely with crumbs.
  6. Cook a few rings at a time in the hot oil until golden brown, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  7. Transfer to a cooling rack set over paper towels to drain. Season with salt to taste and serve.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 179 calories; 6.5 32.5 4.1 0 136 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Just made these! I was convinced that even though he claimed the crunch was the real thing, there must be some sort of enhancement going on, but they really were just as beautiful and as crunchy...

Most helpful critical review

Sorry chef John I really like a lot of your reciepes, ut this one didn't work for me.

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Just made these! I was convinced that even though he claimed the crunch was the real thing, there must be some sort of enhancement going on, but they really were just as beautiful and as crunchy...

I've made this twice now. First time followed the recipe exactly and it was delicious! The second time, used beer instead of club soda, cut the onions thicker, and didn't use any bread crumbs ...

Crispy - Crunchy goodness. I didn't watch the video before making these and I should have. The first few that I made the batter was really thin and didn't adhere well. In the video, Chef Jo...

These turned out great! Deep frying is still a little messy, and even with olive oil, adds calories from fat. On a whim I just tried baking them on a foil-lined sheet in my convection oven until...

Used this on calamari. Added seasoned salt, oregano, and 4 pkts of true lemon to the the batter. Exquisite Pizza sauce on side to dip. Fantastic!

Very delicious! Thank you so much, Chef John!

These are the most crispy onion rings we've ever had. I gave obey for my Husband to try and he said he will never be able to eat any other rings! My daughter never eats onion rings and after she...

I tried baking these at 425 degrees in the oven for 20 minutes instead of frying - they came out super crunchy and delicious! Not as pretty in color, but the taste and texture were exactly what ...

This is a fantastic recipe! Just like A&W onion rings only better cause you make em yourself! Made two slight adjustments to the recipe, I didn't have club soda on hand so I used some light be...