Sunday, September 9, 2012

Onion Rings

The other night, Chris and I both had an odd craving for onion rings. We didn't want to go out to eat so we decided to attempt to make them ourselves. We went to the store and bought onions (duh), a candy/oil thermometer and oil. We decided to go with a basic recipe since this was our first attempt. Overall the recipe was okay, but I am going to try a few things differently next time.

Here is the original recipe (I forget where I found it):
Yield: 6-8 servings

3 large sweet onions
1/2 cup flour
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 egg, well beaten
1/2 cup milk
cooking oil for deep frying

  1. Peel onions, cut into 1/4-inch thick rounds. Separate rounds into rings. 
  2. In a bowl, combine flour, seasonings, and baking powder. In a measuring cup, whisk together egg and milk. Add milk mixture to dry ingredients, blending well. 
  3. Dip onion rings into batter, then drip into deep fat at about 365°. Fry until golden brown, turning to brown both sides. Remove to paper towels or brown paper bag to drain thoroughly. Sprinkle with a little salt before serving.
Next time, I am going to add extra flour to the batter to make it thicker, seasoned salt and garlic powder to boost the flavor and I will fry them for a bit longer on each side so they get crispier. Overall, not a bad first frying experience! 


  1. If you're trying to lower carbs, too, you can use soybean flour instead. I've done it and it's pretty deece.

  2. I'm so impressed that you're making onion rings. A very talented chef you are!