Great tasting homemade onion rings! Easy to prepare, and best of all... you are able to make twice as many for half the price! Enjoy your heart out, onion lovers!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
12 mins
additional:
3 mins
total:
30 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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  • Whisk together eggs, milk, flour, baking powder, and onion salt in a bowl to make a smooth batter.

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  • Heat the oil in a large saucepan or deep fryer until a thermometer reads 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Dip the onion rings evenly into the batter, then fry in the oil for 2 to 3 minutes, working in batches if necessary, until the onion rings are golden brown. With a slotted spoon, remove the onion rings to paper towels to drain. Serve hot.

Editor's Note

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the breading ingredients. The actual amount of the breading consumed will vary. 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

1092 calories; protein 5.1g; carbohydrates 20.4g; fat 112.1g; cholesterol 48.9mg; sodium 607.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (34)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/20/2010
As the recipe author I would like to correct the recipe. As a few reviewers have noted the baking powder amount is high. This is indeed an error. Not sure if that was my original doing or from Allrecipes posting. The amount of baking powder should be 2 teaspoons not 2 tablespoons. Also if you would like to omit the baking powder all together use self rising flour. Using self rising flour would omit the use of all-purpose flour and baking powder all together. This substitution makes for a super fluffy onion ring batter. I've used both variations and never had anyone not like them. An additional note: After removing the onion rings from the hot oil one can quickly shake some additional onion salt if you prefer. Also these can be dipped into original batter and then quickly dipped into bread crumbs for crunchier onion rings. It's all about preferences. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
04/06/2011
they look much better than they taste it was basically a bland pancake batter on onions. even with seasoning they didn't taste very good I will not use this recipe again Read More
(10)
41 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 24
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
03/19/2010
As the recipe author I would like to correct the recipe. As a few reviewers have noted the baking powder amount is high. This is indeed an error. Not sure if that was my original doing or from Allrecipes posting. The amount of baking powder should be 2 teaspoons not 2 tablespoons. Also if you would like to omit the baking powder all together use self rising flour. Using self rising flour would omit the use of all-purpose flour and baking powder all together. This substitution makes for a super fluffy onion ring batter. I've used both variations and never had anyone not like them. An additional note: After removing the onion rings from the hot oil one can quickly shake some additional onion salt if you prefer. Also these can be dipped into original batter and then quickly dipped into bread crumbs for crunchier onion rings. It's all about preferences. Read More
(57)
Rating: 5 stars
05/17/2010
I live in Maine which is the fried food state in the summer...I halved the recipe the onion rings came out restaurant quailty. one thing I did do was after I sliced rings I dusted the rings with flour and tapped loose flour off then dipped... YUMMY! Read More
(31)
Rating: 5 stars
06/21/2010
These were great!! Not like your typical rings these had a really light crispy batter once fried. I only had one onion but I was really craving onion rings so I halved the batter and it was perfect. I also used garlic powder in stead of the onion salt because 1. I love garlic powder in almost everything and 2. I didn't have any onion salt! lol I also only sprinkled some salt on the top at the end instead of in the batter (I'm not much of a "salty" person). Quick and easy... definitely a keeper!: ) Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
04/06/2011
they look much better than they taste it was basically a bland pancake batter on onions. even with seasoning they didn't taste very good I will not use this recipe again Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2010
This was my first attempt at making onion rings at home and I was quite pleased with them! I used half a cup of flour and half a cup of panko (Japanese) bread crumbs which increased the crunch factor. My husband loved them too! Read More
(9)
Rating: 1 stars
04/13/2010
This batter was really fluffy. So if you like eating onion donuts this is the recipe for you. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/05/2009
I think that these turned out relatively well for my first attempt. I didn't have onion salt so I used regular salt. They could have been more flavorful. I also tried to halve the recipe however I found that 1/2 an onion used all of my batter. Perhaps my onions were larger than usually but I'm greatful I didn't peal and cut 2 onions. Thanks for the recipe. Read More
(7)
Rating: 1 stars
08/13/2009
I did not care for this recipe. None of us liked them even a little bit. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2010
We really enjoyed this recipe. We use the same batter for battered mushrooms. Read More
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