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onion rings

a recipe by
Francine Lizotte
Surrey South, BC

Extra crispy, golden and delicious, these are so amazing! You can serve them on their own, with a dipping sauce or as a side

serves 4 servings
prep time 5 Min
cook time 2 Min
method Deep Fry

Ingredients For onion rings

  • 1 c
    unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 c
  • 1 tsp
    granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    hot paprika
  • 1/2 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground himalayan sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp
    freshly ground black pepper (i always use mixed peppercorns)
  • 1 1/3 c
    cold beer
  • 1 lg
    onion, sliced into 1/2-inch
  • 2 c
    panko® breadcrumbs
  • 4 c
    canola oil, for frying or as needed

How To Make onion rings

  • 1
    In a mixing bowl, add flour, cornstarch, granulated sugar, baking powder, hot paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, ground sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  • 2
    Whisk to blend before pouring in beer. Whisk until the batter is nice and smooth; let it sit for 15 minutes.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, slice an onion to ½-inch thick and separate every layer into rings.
  • 4
    In a shallow dish, add about 1 1/3 cups course breadcrumbs and grind the remaining 2/3rds; stir and set aside.
  • 5
    15 minutes later, dip one ring at a time in the batter making sure it’s very well coated and hold it to let the excess batter drip off.
  • 6
    Transfer it to the breadcrumbs and toss it around so it’s well coated. Put it on a plate while working with the others.
  • 7
    In a heavy bottom skillet, heat up the oil until it reaches 375ºF/190ºC.
  • 8
    Working in batches, fry the onion rings for 1 to 2 minutes or until golden, flipping them halfway.
  • 9
    Transfer them on a plate or baking sheet lined with paper towels to absorb any excess oil while frying the others. Serve them immediately.
  • 10
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