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french fried onion rings

(3 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Vanessa "Nikita" Milare
Hilo, HI

Who doesn't love onion rings? I do, but didn't know they were really easy to make at home. This is a simple recipe that I came up with.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

These onion rings are golden perfection. Puffy and crispy, the coating reminds us of a tempura batter. Adding a little bit of salt while hot adds a nice contrast to the sweet onion. The perfect side dish for any burger or a delicious and easy snack on their own.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(3 ratings)
yield 4 - 5
prep time 10 Min
cook time 5 Min
method Deep Fry

Ingredients For french fried onion rings

  • 3/4 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/2 c
  • 2 Tbsp
    vegetable oil
  • 1
  • vegetable oil, for deep frying
  • 3 sm
    onions, peeled

How To Make french fried onion rings

  • Batter ingredients whisked together.
    In a medium bowl, sift the flour with the salt. Add the milk, 2 Tbsp vegetable oil, and egg and beat until smooth.
  • Heating oil in a cast iron skillet.
    Heat the oil in a large, heavy frying pan to about 355 degrees F.
  • Coating onion slices in the batter.
    Cut the onions into 1/4 inch-thick slices and separate them into rings. Dip each ring into the batter.
  • Frying the onion rings.
    Drop a few at a time into the heated oil.
  • Flipping the onion rings while they fry.
    Fry about 2 - 3 mins, turning over occasionally. Drain on a paper towel and sprinkle with salt. Best served warm.