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This is an actual recipe from a former employee of a popular drive-in restaurant. Crispy coated onion rings like the pro's make!

Recipe Summary

3 mins
18 mins
15 mins
3 serving


Original recipe yields 3 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Heat the oil in a deep-fryer to 365 degrees F (185 degrees C).

  • Separate the onion slices into rings, and set aside. In a small bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder and salt.

  • Dip the onion slices into the flour mixture until they are all coated; set aside. Whisk the egg and milk into the flour mixture using a fork. Dip the floured rings into the batter to coat, then place on a wire rack to drain until the batter stops dripping. The wire rack may be placed over a sheet of aluminum foil for easier clean up. Spread the bread crumbs out on a plate or shallow dish. Place rings one at a time into the crumbs, and scoop the crumbs up over the ring to coat. Give it a hard tap as you remove it from the crumbs. The coating should cling very well. Repeat with remaining rings.

  • Deep fry the rings a few at a time for 2 to 3 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove to paper towels to drain. Season with seasoning salt, and serve.

Editor's note

The nutritional analysis for this recipe reflects an estimated 10% of the oil for frying as well as the full amount of the coating and breading. Therefore the values represented may not be accurate.

Nutrition Facts

641 calories; protein 14.3g; carbohydrates 68.3g; fat 34.6g; cholesterol 68.5mg; sodium 1271.5mg. Full Nutrition