How to Make Fried Onion Rings

Fried onion rings are a great, albeit a not very healthy side dish, or a popular part of any party spread. Maybe you’ve thought about making them but never really had the time. Well, the time has come today! Learn how to make fried onion rings and enjoy the great taste and the crispy flavor.

If you’re anything like me, then maybe your mouth is watering as you read the headline. Onion rings are something you can use as topping or side dish for a burger. They go well with meat, or they can replace other deep-fried items like chicken fingers or wings. Serve them with sandwiches or steaks. Or have them with a nice healthy salad, to offset the fattiness of the rings. Depends on your diet and preference. Whatever those may be, learning how to make fried onion rings is actually a fun task in the kitchen. And it’s not that difficult either.

I know they’re not healthy. But you don’t have to make them often, just when the craving strikes and you’re having a cheat day.

How to make fried onion rings in 10 easy steps

1. Gather your ingredients

You’ll need some large onions, for easier to handle onion rings. Three might be enough, but I would make extra because people are going to love them! You will also need some flour, salt, black pepper, about half a teaspoon of baking powder, an egg, some milk and some vegetable oil suitable for the frying. Also have a nice sharp knife for cutting the onions, and a heavy pan, as deep as possible (if you don’t have a deep fryer, that is).

2. Prep the onions

Wash and peel the onions and cut them into rounds, as thick as you want them. It’s important for them not to be too thin. Separate the round into rings.

3. Heat the oil

Turn the heat on the stove to medium-high. Heat the oil in it. The oil should cover the onion rings during frying, so plan accordingly.

4. Mix the dry ingredients

Mix the flour, seasoning, and baking powder in a bowl.

5. Mix the wet ingredients

Whisk together the egg and milk in another bowl, until the mixture is even.

6. Mix dry and wet ingredients

Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir them together, until they’re blended properly.

7. Dip rings in batter

Dip the onion rings in the batter and shake off the excess.

8. Fry the rings

Drop the rings into the sizzling oil. Make sure not to crowd the pan, leave the onion rings room to breathe. Fry until they are golden brown in color, on both sides. This should take a couple of minutes.

9. Drain the rings

Drain the rings on paper towels to remove the excess oil. Then place them in a clean and dry bowl. Cover the bowl to keep the onion rings warm.

10. Serve warm

Once you’ve fried all of the onion rings, serve them immediately. You don’t want to wait for that crispy goodness to get mushy or cold!

Once you’ve got the basics down, let’s complicate things a little! Try the bacon-wrapped version, the minced meat rings, or the cheeseburger ones

I’m a pop culture nerd who thinks too much about fried bacon, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and life, the Universe and everything. I love food and sometimes you can see that on my hips, but I don't care that much about that.
What I do care more about is trying to eat healthier, even though I admit that I like to indulge in my food fantasies. I’m addicted to puns, so forgive me for that when you read my articles. I now know too much about nutrition to be fun to hang out with. So long and thanks for all the fish-based omega-3 fatty acids.

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