Crispy Homemade Onion Rings

These crispy homemade onion rings are a delightful treat that’s perfect for snack time or as a side dish. The combination of the crunchy exterior and the sweet, tender onion inside makes for a mouthwatering experience that is sure to please your taste buds.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe:

You’ll love this recipe for its simplicity and delicious results. The crispy texture of the onion rings combined with the flavorful batter will make this a favorite snack or appetizer for any occasion.


  • 2 large onions, sliced into rings
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • Bread crumbs or panko for coating
  • Directions:
  1. Prepare the Onions:
    • Peel the onions and cut them into rings. Separate the rings and set aside.
  2. Make the Batter:
    • In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
    • In another bowl, beat the egg, and then add the milk. Mix well.
    • Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, stirring until you have a smooth batter.
  3. Coat the Onion Rings:
    • Dip each onion ring into the batter, making sure it’s well coated.
    • Allow any excess batter to drip off.
  4. Bread Crumb Coating:
    • Roll the battered onion ring in the bread crumbs or panko, ensuring an even coating. Press the crumbs onto the onion rings for better adherence.
  5. Heat the Oil:
    • In a deep fryer or a heavy-bottomed pot, heat vegetable oil to 350°F (175°C).
  6. Fry the Onion Rings:
    • Carefully place the coated onion rings into the hot oil, a few at a time, to avoid overcrowding.
    • Fry until the onion rings are golden brown, usually 2-3 minutes per side.
  7. Drain and Serve:
    • Use a slotted spoon to remove the onion rings from the oil and place them on a plate lined with paper towels to drain any excess oil.
  8. Serve Warm:
    • Serve the crispy homemade onion rings immediately while they are still hot and crispy.
    • Optional: Serve with your favorite dipping sauce, such as ketchup, mayonnaise, or a tangy aioli.


Store any leftover onion rings in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Reheat in the oven to restore crispiness.

Recipe Tips:

  • For extra crispy onion rings, you can double-coat them by dipping them in the batter and breadcrumbs twice before frying.
  • Make sure the oil is at the right temperature before frying to ensure the onion rings cook evenly and become crispy.
  • Experiment with different seasonings in the batter for a unique flavor twist.

Enjoy your delicious homemade crispy onion rings!

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