These homemade onion rings are the best!
A great snack that you can flavor to your liking. It is super easy to make and it is on the table in no time. Ready to learn how to make onion rings? Join me in the bistro kitchen!
What is it about fried foods that we can’t resist? Warm the oil and I’m already sold, add some batter and life is good.
The same applies to this recipe. Dip the batter covered onions in the oil and in no time they are golden and crisp.
All you need is a tasty dip and you can serve this as an appetizer or snack. Once you hear that crunch when you bite into one you will be making them again and again.
Serve on game night or at a party. These fly off the table.
Homemade onion rings ingredients
To make this onion recipe you only need a handful of ingredients. Have the following ingredients ready with you start:
- Onion cut into thin slices, rings separated
- Baking powder
- Sparkling water
- Vegetable oil, for deep frying
How to make onion rings
Peel the onion and cut the onion through the middle. Then slice the onion into rings about ¼ inch wide and separate the rings.
Preheat a small pot with vegetable oil and heat to 350℉. Fill the pot to max ⅓.
Take a bowl and add the flour. Then pour sparkling water in a bowl and stir until you get a thick batter. Season to taste.
Now put the onion rings into the bowl and coat a small batch of onions in the batter. Carefully lower about 3 or 4 rings into the hot oil.
Deep-fry the rings until golden and crips. This will take about 2 to 3 minutes.
Then remove the rings with a slotted spoon and let them drain on a paper towel. Repeat with the remaining onion and batter.
You can eat these rings plain and be totally happy but they get even better if you serve them with a dip:
- Spicy mayo – these go together like peanut butter and jelly, a great combination
- Caesar dressing – oh yes these rings go great with a saltier dressing like this one
These onion rings are also a great side dish to serve with grilled hamburgers!
What is the number of onion rings in an onion?
This recipe yields lots of rings even one ring is enough for a plate full of rings. If you cut a medium-sized onion ¼ inch wide you can easily get 20 rings.
Warm the rings
When you make this snack by the time you are done the first rings are already cooled down. You can best make the rings head of time.
Then preheat your oven to 250℉ and let them warm through for 7 minutes and they are ready to serve.
How do you cut an onion for onion rings?
Take your onion and cut it through the middle. Be careful to not cut it lengthwise else you will not get rings.
However, if you happen to make this mistake nothing is lost you can still make this onion recipe.
Is onion rings a vegan recipe?
The answer to this question is easy. This snack is absolutely vegan. You do not need any dairy or eggs to make them.
If you want to flavor the rings you have a number of options to add to the batter:
- Salt and pepper
- Garlic powder
- Onion powder
- Chili powder
- Rosemary and sea salt
Can you substitute the sparkling water?
To get a soft and puffed up batter you can use sparkling water in this recipe. If you do not have sparkling water you can use:
- Club soda
I love this homemade onion rings recipe. I hope you will as well!
- 1 medium onion
- 100 g self-raising flour
- 130 ml of sparkling water
- Vegetable oil, for deep frying
- Peel the onion and cut the onion through the middle. Slice the onion into rings ¼ inch wide and separate the rings
- Preheat a small pot with vegetable oil and heat to 350℉. Fill the pot to max ⅓
- Take a bowl and add the flour. Pour sparkling water in a bowl and stir until you get a thick batter. Season to taste
- Coat a small batch of onions in the batter. Carefully lower about 3 or 4 rings into the hot oil
- Deep-fry the rings until golden and crips. This will take about 2 to 3 minutes
- Then remove the rings with a slotted spoon and let them drain on a paper towel. Repeat with the remaining onion and batter
Nutrition Information:Yield: 20 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 26 Total Fat: 1g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 60mg Carbohydrates: 4g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 0g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 1g