This is a very delicate onion ring. My Grandmother's recipe. I have never found any to compare to hers.

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
3 mins
total:
33 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
2 dozen
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Ingredients

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

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  • Heat the oil in a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat, or deep-fryer to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • Place the flour in a shallow baking pan, and stir in 1 teaspoon of salt and 1 teaspoon of pepper. In a medium bowl, whisk together the egg whites, milk, vinegar, and remaining salt and pepper until frothy.

  • Dip the onion rings in the wet ingredients then into the flour mixture until coated. Then dip in the egg white mixture again, and then into the flour again.

  • Fry onion rings in the hot oil a few at a time so they are not crowded, until golden brown. Drain on paper towels, and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

342 calories; protein 8.4g 17% DV; carbohydrates 41.3g 13% DV; fat 16g 25% DV; cholesterol 3.3mg 1% DV; sodium 823.7mg 33% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2006
A light, delicious onion ring! My husband is gluten intolerant so I substituted gluten-free all purpose flour. Also, I have found over years of deep frying professionally that if you add salt before you deep fry, the flour has a tendancy to fall off, so I left the salt until after they were fried. Simple recipe, great taste, light and crisp--thanks. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/05/2006
This recipe was pretty good however it received 3 stars because if you follow the recipe exactly the rings turn out very BLAND. We made this for the first time and after the first batch had to make some immediate modifications. There was no flavor to the batter so we added seasoning salt (tons) regular salt pepper and cayenne pepper. Don't be afraid to season the dry mix AND egg mix. Also we changed the dry mix to bisquik which made the batter much lighter and fluffier. The idea of this recipe is great and the core is great just needed some modifications. Thanks! Read More
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105 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 81
  • 4 star values: 15
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 3 stars
09/04/2006
This recipe was pretty good however it received 3 stars because if you follow the recipe exactly the rings turn out very BLAND. We made this for the first time and after the first batch had to make some immediate modifications. There was no flavor to the batter so we added seasoning salt (tons) regular salt pepper and cayenne pepper. Don't be afraid to season the dry mix AND egg mix. Also we changed the dry mix to bisquik which made the batter much lighter and fluffier. The idea of this recipe is great and the core is great just needed some modifications. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2006
A light, delicious onion ring! My husband is gluten intolerant so I substituted gluten-free all purpose flour. Also, I have found over years of deep frying professionally that if you add salt before you deep fry, the flour has a tendancy to fall off, so I left the salt until after they were fried. Simple recipe, great taste, light and crisp--thanks. Read More
(70)
Rating: 5 stars
04/06/2008
we like this recipe so much.when we start to cook onion rings we fill a big plate with it and eat till banging:) the only desadvantage of this meal is leftovers.i offer u to finish all at once when u cook coz next day all delicous taste dies.it becomes like sponge and non-crispy Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/03/2008
Amazing - I was raised in the deep south and after following other suggestions I found these to be better than any restaurant! Even my toughest critics couldn't stop raving about them. This is perhaps the best recipe on AllRecipes.com! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/28/2008
This is a wonderful recipe if you make a few of your own additions. I did as a some of the other reviews suggested and used Bisquick instead of flour. I also added a bit more salt and pepper and threw in some Louisiana Cajun Seasoning. I also sliced the onions pretty thin - I like the more shoestring like onion rings. Oh my gosh they were so so good. My husband who doesn't even really like onion rings ate himself silly. So did my 6 year old daughter. I can tell this will be a much requested recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2006
My husband found these a little bland but they were great! I've tried a few of the other onion ring recipes on here but this was by far the best! The batter stayed on the rings nicely when frying (the other recipes I tried were not nearly as cooperative! lol) I added a bit of garlic powder and dried parsley to the flour mixure but next time I will add more. Maybe some cajun spices or something to give it a bit of a kick! Will definitely be making these again!:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2006
This was the recipe I have been searching for! I like the flaky onion rings vs. the cakey kind. The only thing I did differently was to add more spices. I added some season salt garlic powder onion powder and some cayenne pepper to give it a little kick. They were gobbled up fast! Even my 16 month old couldn't get enough and he is a picky one! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/11/2006
I'll give it five stars even though I made some changes. Great idea double dipping. I added a little sugar to the flour and used a whole egg rather than just the white. The onions were covered completely and were actually much prettier than those pictured but they didn't last long enough to take a picture! Yummmmmy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2010
My hubby and I loved these onion rings! I did use Bisquick instead of just flour and also added Cajun Seasoning. The only thing I would suggest is.......after making the flour mixture....take half of it and put in a baggy to use later...BECAUSE...after dipping in the liquid then the flour mixture TWICE.....the flour mixture starts to gum up..so you can throw that and use the other half.....we will be making these again soon! Very good! Read More
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