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Crispy Fried Onion Rings

I use this onion rings recipe as a burger topper to add an extra element to already-fantastic burgers. These onion rings are also perfect for giving your salads a little crunch. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 large onion, very thinly sliced
  • Oil for deep-fat frying


  • In a shallow bowl, whisk the first 5 ingredients. Separate onion slices into rings. Dip rings into batter. In a deep-fat fryer, heat 1 in. of oil to 375°. In batches, fry onion rings until golden brown, 1 to 1-1/2 minutes on each side. Drain on paper towels. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
1/2 cup: 71 calories, 5g fat (0 saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 153mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.


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  • poohsgran2003
    Sep 27, 2020

    not very crispy

  • angela32
    Jun 27, 2020

    Very good. I did what another reviewer said and coated them in cornstarch before putting them into the batter. Worked great, delicious!

  • Sweetness
    Jan 17, 2020

    No comment left

  • Bonita
    Jun 28, 2019

    These are the best onion rings that I have ever made. Thank you so much.

  • Freida
    Jun 5, 2019

    I’ve made this recipe so often! It’s excellent over steaks, fish, salad, potato dishes. It raises everything up a level!

  • Lori
    Feb 6, 2019

    Love love these onion rings!!!

  • Sue
    Apr 28, 2018

    I used seltzer water or club soda instead of reg water. I always use in batters for a more lighter, airy outcome

  • Dawn
    Apr 14, 2018

    I have finally found the secret for getting onion ring batter to stay on the durn onions while cooking. Simply put the sliced onions in a ziplock baggie and let them sit in cornstarch for an hour or so before cooking! Works every time.

    Mar 7, 2018

    Looks wonderful, very like the one I use but I was looking for a recipe like this for an air fryer. Any help out there ?

  • packygirl
    May 5, 2017

    I was looking for a quick addition to pulled pork sandwiches...Found it! This recipe is a keeper.