Old fashioned onion rings recipe

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Onion rings are a popular appetizer at many restaurants, and with this recipe, you can satisfy your craving at home. This is an actual recipe from a former employee of a popular drive-in restaurant. Sweet & tender on the inside, crispy and crunchy on the outside — just like the pros make!


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Ready to lớn make restaurant-worthy onion rings in the comfort of your own home? You've come to lớn the right place! Trust us: You're going khổng lồ want khổng lồ bookmark this top-rated onion ring recipe.

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How to lớn Make Onion Rings

Lucky for you, making onion rings at home is incredibly simple. Here's what you need khổng lồ know:


How khổng lồ Cut Onion Rings

You'll need to cut your onion into rings before you start frying. Simply cut the onion into ¼-inch slices, then use your hands to lớn separate the slices into rings.


How to Make Homemade Onion Rings

You'll find the full, step-by-step recipe below — but here's a brief overview of what you can expect when you make these top-rated onion rings:


Coat the rings in a flour mixture, then in an egg batter, then in bread crumbs. Deep fry until all the rings are golden và crispy. Drain on paper towels before serving.


Photo by Tricia Winterle Jaeger.

Best Onions for Onion Rings

The best onions for onion rings? The ones you have on hand! Any onion will do, but remember that the variety you use will affect the overall flavor. A sweet onion will produce sweet & mild results, while red onions will produce more potent results.


Nicole"s top Onion Rings Tips & Tricks

Culinary producer Nicole McLaughlin (a.k.a. NicoleMcMom) suggests making these onion rings when you want something that"s crispy & crunchy on the outside, but tender & sweet on the inside. Here are a few of her favorite tips & tricks:


· Some recipes suggest soaking the onions in cold water. But, according to lớn Nicole, you can skip that step if you're using a mild or sweet onion.· Make-ahead onion rings are super simple: Nicole suggests battering them & keeping them in an airtight container in the fridge until you're ready lớn fry.· You can adjust this recipe to lớn make battered or breaded onion rings, Nicole says. If you plan khổng lồ air fry it, though, go for the breaded option khổng lồ avoid a mess.


How khổng lồ Serve Onion Rings

Nothing goes better with onion rings than homemade ketchup. As far as main dishes go, you can"t go wrong with a classic pairing: Everyone loves burgers with a side of onion rings. Check out our collection of 16 Retro Diner Dinner Recipes for more inspiration.

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How to Store Onion Rings

Allow the leftover onion rings lớn cool completely before storage. Transfer them lớn an airtight container & place a paper towel between each layer lớn absorb excess moisture.


How khổng lồ Reheat Onion Rings

The best way to lớn reheat onion wings is in the air fryer — this will crisp them back up quickly. You can also use the oven, but avoid microwaving them (they'll kết thúc up soggy).


nhatroso.com Community Tips và Praise

"I love this recipe," raves Melissa Budahn. "I use sweet onions & cut them into petals instead of rings. To showroom kick to these, I put jalapeño slices in the batter & deep fry them at the same time."


"So crunchy & yummy," according lớn imelda. "We didn"t have any bread crumbs, so we pulverized pretzels in the blender và sifted khổng lồ remove coarse & large pieces. The "pretzel powder" stuck to lớn the onion rings well và fried up super crunchy & delicious."


"This was my first time making onion rings & I couldn"t have asked for a better recipe," says Jennifer Rehnke. "I used a sweet Walla Walla onion & Panko crumbs. Next time I might showroom a bit of chili flake to lớn spice them up, but as-is you can"t go wrong with this recipe."


1 large Vidalia or other sweet onion

1 quart oil for frying, or as needed

1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

1 cup milk, or as needed

1 large egg

¾ cup dry bread crumbs

⅛ teaspoon seasoned salt, or khổng lồ taste


Heat oil in a deep-fryer to 365 degrees F (185 degrees C). Place a wire rack over a sheet of aluminum foil.


Prepare breading station by setting out 3 wide, shallow dishes. Whisk flour, baking powder, & salt together in the first dish. Whisk milk và egg together in the second dish. Place bread crumbs in the third dish.


Dip each onion ring into the flour mixture, turning several times until fully coated with flour. Transfer to the egg mixture và use a fork to lớn turn until coated. Lift onion with the fork và shake gently so excess liquid drips back into the dish. Place onion in the bread crumbs and turn several times to lớn coat, scooping crumbs over the ring if necessary. Lift again with the fork, tap any excess bread crumbs back into the dish, và place on the wire rack while you prepare the remaining onion rings.


Deep-fry 3 to 4 onion rings at a time in the preheated oil until golden brown, 2 khổng lồ 3 minutes. Drain on paper towels while you deep-fry the remaining rings.


Editor"s Notes:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of breading ingredients. The actual amount of breading consumed will vary. We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, & specific type of oil used.