Making Crispy Onion Rings


This recipe for onion rings is so easy and amazingly crispy. You can now make up for all those years of deep-fried denial by cooking these at home.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 2 cups vegetable oil for frying

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • ¼ cup cornstarch

  • 2 tablespoons dry potato flakes

  • teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste

  • 1 cup chilled club soda

  • 2 cups panko bread crumbs, or as needed

  • 2 large onions, cut into 1/4-inch thick slices and separated into rings

  • fine salt to taste


  1. Heat oil in a deep fryer or large saucepan to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Whisk together flour, cornstarch, potato flakes, and cayenne pepper in a large bowl. Whisk in club soda to make a smooth batter. Place bread crumbs in a shallow pan.

  3. Working in batches, dip onion rings into batter, then press in bread crumbs to coat.

  4. Cook coated onion rings, a few at a time, in hot oil until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack set over paper towels to drain.

  5. Season with fine salt and serve hot.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

179 Calories
7g Fat
33g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 179
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 136mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 3mg 17%
Calcium 11mg 1%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 73mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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