These are great homemade onion rings that are batter-fried rather than having a bread crumb coating. They are addictive, so be careful!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
20 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 35 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Soak onion rings in a bowl of ice water for 1 hour; drain and pat dry with paper towels.

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  • Whisk 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons flour, milk, egg, 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, and salt together in a bowl until smooth.

  • Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  • Dip onion rings in the batter, working in batches, until evenly coated and arrange in 1 layer on a plate.

  • Fry the battered onion rings, working in batches, until browned, about 5 minutes. Transfer fried onion rings to a paper towel-lined plate using a slotted spoon.

Editor's Note:

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts

231 calories; protein 4g 8% DV; carbohydrates 18.4g 6% DV; fat 15.9g 24% DV; cholesterol 25.7mg 9% DV; sodium 313.8mg 13% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (66)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/11/2014
We LOVED these! This is not the light, crispy batter that is usually found on onion rings, but a more heavy batter (still crispy), which we really enjoyed! The only change I made was to add 1/2 tsp. garlic powder to the batter, which was a great addition. I also did a few slices of zucchini to see how it would turn out, and it was equally as delicious! I will def be using this recipe for o.rings (AND fried zucchini) again~YUM! Thanks for sharing. :) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
08/06/2017
This batter tastes good, however, its way too thick and dense. They came out having a very cake like consistency instead of being crispy. Since I did like the flavor, I may try it again but with less flour and more milk. Read More
(37)
77 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 42
  • 4 star values: 21
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 8
Rating: 5 stars
07/11/2014
We LOVED these! This is not the light, crispy batter that is usually found on onion rings, but a more heavy batter (still crispy), which we really enjoyed! The only change I made was to add 1/2 tsp. garlic powder to the batter, which was a great addition. I also did a few slices of zucchini to see how it would turn out, and it was equally as delicious! I will def be using this recipe for o.rings (AND fried zucchini) again~YUM! Thanks for sharing. :) Read More
(53)
Rating: 2 stars
08/06/2017
This batter tastes good, however, its way too thick and dense. They came out having a very cake like consistency instead of being crispy. Since I did like the flavor, I may try it again but with less flour and more milk. Read More
(37)
Rating: 5 stars
12/12/2015
So easy! Instead of ice we simply put the tray of onion slices in the freezer for 10 minutes before battering. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2015
I used this for chicken (with Panda Express Orange Sauce). My entire family enjoyed it. I used the left over batter for mozzarella cheese sticks. After coating the sticks in batter, I rolled them in Italian bread crumbs and fried them for about 30 seconds. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/28/2014
Exceedingly thick and therefore gets only partial coverage. Stick fairly well to the pnion. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
08/18/2016
To be honest I didn't measure anything just estimated based on this recipe - by the time I started googling for it the oil was already hot LOL.. But the result was brilliant - probably the best onion rings I've had in my life! =D Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/28/2017
I didn't make any changes because I didn't need to. We loved them and make them at least once a week. They are so light and crispy. One thing I learned is to make sure the onion rings are a closed ring and not broken as they unravel and don't cook as well. Totally recommend it. They are super easy and yummy Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2015
Great recipe. We served it with a garlic mayo dipping sauce and it was incredible. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2015
I used seasoned salt which really made the batter pop!! Read More
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