Fried Onion Rings

You can't make these onion rings fast enough.

  • 3 very large onions
  • cold water
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • canola oil for deep frying
  1. Peel the onions and cut into half-inch slices. Separate into rings. Put onion slices into a container of cold water and refrigerate for half an hour. Drain well; batter will not adhere to wet onion rings.
  2. Mix together flour and salt. Add the eggs, milk and tablespoon of oil, and beat until smooth.
  3. With tongs, dip onion rings into batter, allowing excess to drip off. Deep fry in hot oil (375°F), turning rings, until golden brown on each side, about 4 or 5 minutes.
  4. Be careful not to overcrowd your fryer. Drain on paper towels.
  5. Makes about 4 servings.

Note: Foods fried in oil that is suitably hot, 375°F, absorb surprisingly little oil. If you are not using an electric deep fryer with a preset correct temperature or thermostat, use a candy thermometer to test the temperature of your oil.

National Onion Rings Day is June 22.

Ready in: 20 Min

Recipe editor Patricia Mitchell