Our Family's Favorite Onion Rings

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"I've been making these onion rings for a long time and my family really has enjoyed them. I would make huge batches and keep them in the refrigerator where we would then crisp them up in the oven for a later time. They are yummy and ever so fun to make and especially more fun to eat and great for a movie night to serve with burgers and other goodies."

Original recipe yields 3 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (330.8 g)
  • Calories 478.3
  • Total Fat - 8.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 3.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 117.6 mg
  • Sodium - 1600.3 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 82.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.9 g
  • Sugars - 10.5 g
  • Protein - 17.9 g
  • Calcium - 400.6 mg
  • Iron - 2.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 5.9 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step 1

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

Step 2

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

Step 3

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.

Step 4

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.

NOTE: you can use the seasoned salt of your choice, but I sometimes make my own using Paula Dean's seasoned salt recipe, which is: 1 cup salt, 1/4 cup black pepper, 1/4 cup garlic powder. Mix it all together and use it for many a recipe. WARNING: Please don't use this full amount in this recipe or any recipe; it's to be used to taste.

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Oh my, I can certainly understand why you call these a family favorite. They are now "MY" family favorite. Warm, crispy and so pretty to look at. The perfect onion ring - I don't think I'll ever order them out again. Thanks so much for posting

(4 Nov 2018)