These delicious onion rings take a bit of work, but they are worth the effort, as they make an excellent appetizer or side dish. So there is no need to head to a restaurant to order fried onion rings, you can make them at home---all you need is a little know-how and some friends to share them with you!


Recipe Summary

20 mins
35 mins
15 mins
6 servings


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Add enough oil to a Dutch oven so that it comes halfway up the sides of the pot. Heat over medium heat until it reaches a temperature of 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  • Meanwhile, combine buttermilk, flour, egg, baking powder, paprika, celery salt, parsley, hot sauce, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Whisk until ingredients are combined and batter is very smooth.

  • Separate onion slices into rings and dip each one in batter. Shake excess batter off rings and lower them carefully into the hot oil, in batches if necessary. Cook until deep golden brown, about 1 minute per side. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain and repeat with remaining rings. Serve immediately.

Editor's Note:

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

Nutrition Facts

244 calories; protein 5.2g; carbohydrates 20.1g; fat 16.2g; cholesterol 29.7mg; sodium 444.9mg. Full Nutrition