Restaurant quality crunchy homemade onion rings are so good, and they’re easy to make! Grill a burger and enjoy it with this classic side dish!
Restaurant quality crunchy homemade onion rings are so good, and they're easy to make! Grill a burger and enjoy it with this classic side dish!
I have a confession. I LOVE onion rings…really crunchy onion rings, AND I even dip them in ketchup. Forgive me. I can’t help myself. Thank goodness I only order them once or twice or twelve times a year.

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So, here’s the story: It was a gorgeous day here in Oregon. My husband was helping a friend move into an apartment today. I was staying inside because I have been a bit sick with a cold for a couple of days. I really wanted to make something new…something I’ve never made before.

In a moment of sheer madness (maybe it was the cold?), I decided to try and make crunchy homemade onion rings. How hard could THAT be, right? I did a quick search for recipes and settled on one I found on Pinterest from Six Sisters’ Stuff, and off to the kitchen (kleenex in hand-achoo!) I went.

Homemade onion rings in a red and white tray
Before I even knew what happened, the crunchy homemade onion rings were done! Simple and delicious! Naturally I HAD to try one for the sake of quality control. Hmmm…nibble, nibble, nibble. Oh man…these things were GREAT! I might have sampled a couple others before stopping (thankfully there is no photographic evidence…whew). Using great self discipline, I waited until my husband got home to cook the rest.

Guess what? He LOVED them! He munched on the onion rings while grilling our tri-tip dinner – perfect!  I even made these for a big outdoor BBQ with family and friends. The crunchy homemade onion rings were served on a large platter as an appetizer. On the side were 3 serving bowls containing BBQ sauce, Ranch dressing, and ketchup on the side, for dipping! They were a huge hit!

How To Make Crunchy Homemade Onion Rings

Separate the onion slices into rings; set them aside. In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, cayenne pepper, seasoning salt, and the “regular” salt. Take the onion rings (a few at a time) and dip them in the flour mixture until coated on all sides; set them aside again.

Sliced onions are tossed with flour before cooking.
Add the eggs and milk to the remaining flour mixture. Whisk until combined well. (Mixture will be thick). This is the batter for the onion rings.

Eggs are whisked into onion ring batter.
Now pour the bread crumbs into another medium sized bowl.

Bread crumbs are placed into a small bowl to coat onion rings
Take the floured onion rings (two or three at a time works best) and dip them into the flour batter. Coat each ring completely, then remove each ring (I used a fork to lift them out of batter) and let the batter drip off as much as possible. Now place the onion ring into the bread crumbs. Using the fork, gently toss the crumbs to coat the ring evenly; flip and coat the other side.

Cook The Onion Rings

If you are certain the oil has reached 375 degrees, then carefully place 4-5 rings at a time in the hot oil. Fry the rings for 2-3 minutes, making sure to flip the rings over half way through the cooking time. Fry until golden brown.

Battered onion rings are fried in hot oil
Remove the onion rings to a paper-towel lined plate when done, to drain. Season each batch of rings with salt, after removing from oil. Make sure oil is at temperature before adding next batch of onion rings. Repeat the process until done. Serve and enjoy!

Fried onion rings, ready to eat!
They look really good, huh?  Wait until you taste them! YUM!

Tray of crunchy homemade onion rings, ready to eat!

I hope you will give these a try…the crunchy homemade onion rings were fantastic! (I even froze some of the rings once coated and breaded…we’ll see if they fry up as well, after being frozen. An experiment of mine for another day)  Update: They froze well in a resealable freezer bag! Cooked perfectly!

If you enjoy dishes like this, you’ll enjoy my recipes for Baked Parmesan Zucchini FriesCajun Tater Tots with Dipping Sauce, or Crispy Homemade French Fries! Be sure to check out ALL of my recipes in the Recipe Index, which is located at the top of the page. Have a great day.

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Author's signatureRecipe Adapted From: http://www.sixsistersstuff.com/2013/06/restaurant-style-onion-rings-recipe.html

Crunchy Homemade Onion Rings
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Restaurant quality crunchy homemade onion rings are so good, and they're easy to make! Grill a burger and enjoy it with this classic side dish!

Category: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crunchy homemade onion rings
Servings: 4 servings
Calories Per Serving: 414 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 1 quart vegetable oil (strain and save the leftover oil for another batch-keep sealed in refrigerator)
  • 1 large vidalia onion , cut into 1/4" slices
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon seasoning salt
  • salt , to taste (after rings are cooked)
Instructions
  1. In a deep-fryer, large pot or electric skillet, heat the oil to 375 degrees. (I used an electric skillet; if using pot, make sure to use a cooking thermometer to determine proper heating). It is really important to make sure the oil is heated accurately so the onion rings will brown and "crunch up" properly.
  2. Separate the onion slices into rings; set them aside.
  3. In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, cayenne pepper, seasoning salt and the "regular" salt. Take the onion rings (a few at a time) and dip them in the flour mixture until coated on all sides; set them aside again.

  4. Add the eggs and milk to the remaining flour mixture. Whisk until combined well. (Mixture will be thick)
  5. Pour the bread crumbs into another medium sized bowl.
  6. Take the floured onion rings (two or three at a time works best) and dip them into the flour batter. Coat each ring completely, then remove each ring (I used a fork to lift them out of batter) and let the batter drip off as much as possible. Now place the onion ring into the bread crumbs. Using the fork, gently toss the crumbs to coat the ring evenly; flip and coat the other side.
  7. If you are certain the oil has reached 375 degrees, then carefully place 4-5 rings at a time in the hot oil. Fry the rings for 2-3 minutes, making sure to flip the rings over half way through the cooking time. Fry until golden brown. Remove the onion rings to a paper-towel lined plate when done, to drain. Season each batch of rings with salt after removing from oil.

  8. Make sure oil is at temperature before adding next batch of onion rings. Repeat the process until all rings are cooked. Serve (with dipping sauce on the side), and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Crunchy Homemade Onion Rings
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 414 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 84mg28%
Sodium 1088mg47%
Potassium 447mg13%
Carbohydrates 74g25%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 285IU6%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 227mg23%
Iron 4.8mg27%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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