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Homemade onion rings

Onion Ring

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American


  • Saucepan
  • Bowl
  • Knife


  • 2 Large Onions, cut into rings (1/4 inch)
  • 1 Cup All-purpose flour or corn starch
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Baking powder
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • 3/4 Cup bread crumbs Optional


  • Separate the 1/4 inch slices of onion rings into separate rings.
  • Soak onion rings in a bowl of ice water for one hour, drain and pat dry with paper towels
  • In a small bowl combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Coat onion rings in the dry mixture and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk 1 egg and milk together until smooth
  • Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 375 degrees Fahrenheit or 190 degrees Celsius.
  • Dip flour-coated onion rings in the egg-milk mixture and place it on a wire rack to remove or let the excess egg-milk mixture drain.
  • When it is drained, pour bread crumbs in a shallow dish. Dip egg-milk coated onion rings into the bread crumbs until completely coated.
  • Fry the battered onion rings, working in batches, until golden brown for about 5 minutes. Transfer fried onion rings to a paper towel-lined plate using a slotted spoon (to let any excess oil drain off).
  • You can sprinkle each onion rings with a little salt.


Cornstarch gives it a crispier crust.