Russ’s French Fried Onion Rings

Russ Myers


Crisp and sweet

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4 servings


10 Min


20 Min


Deep Fry


1 lg. Spanish onion (peeled and sliced ¼” thick)
Cooking Oil (lard, or shortening) for deep frying
2/3 C. Sifted flour
3/4 tsp. Salt
1/4 tsp. Baking powder
2/3 C. Milk

Directions Step-By-Step

Begin heating oil in a deep fryer over moderately high heat. Separate onion slices into rings. Sift flour, salt, and baking powder together in a bowl. Slowly add milk, and beat until bubbles appear on surface of batter. When oil reaches 375 F dip onion rings, 4 or 5 at a time, into batter, allowing excess to drain off, and then drop into oil. Fry 1 minute until golden brown; turn rings to brown evenly if they don’t flip on their own. Remove to a paper towel lined baking dish and place uncovered in a 250 F oven while you fry the rest.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Vegetables, Other Snacks
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Heirloom