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old-fashioned fried onion rings

(3 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Bonnie Glazier
Palermo, ME

These came out so good! Light, crunchy, and just plain delish.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

We love snacking on onion rings and these are flavorful ones. You do have to work fast and keep the batter cool because if it gets too warm, it gets sticky and won't coat the onion. We love the simple seasonings in the bread crumb coating. You taste the herbs and spices in it. Once fried, they're crunchy and super yummy.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(3 ratings)
yield 2 serving(s)
prep time 25 Min
cook time 5 Min
method Deep Fry

Ingredients For old-fashioned fried onion rings

  • 1
  • 1 1/4 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp
  • 1
  • 1 c
  • 3/4 c
    seasoned dry bread crumbs

How To Make old-fashioned fried onion rings

  • Oil heated to 365 degrees.
    Heat the oil in a deep-fryer to 365 degrees F.
  • Seasoned flour in a bowl and bread crumbs in a second bowl.
    Separate the onion slices into rings, and set them aside. In a small bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, and salt. On another paper plate put the seasoned bread crumbs on it; set aside.
  • Onion slices dipped into flour.
    Dip the onion slices into the flour mixture until they are all coated; set aside.
  • Egg and milk mixed into the flour.
    Whisk the egg and milk into the flour mixture using a fork.
  • Onions dipped into flour batter.
    Dip the floured rings into the batter to coat. Then let drip a little.
  • Onions dipped into the bread crumbs.
    Transfer a few at a time to the seasoned bread crumbs, and coat the rings best you can with the bread crumbs.
  • Frying the onion rings.
    Fry a few at a time for about 2 to 3 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • Fried onion ring on a paper towel.
    Remove to paper towels to drain. Salt if you wish.