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5 from 9 votes

Crispy Homemade Onion Rings

I love homemade crispy onion rings. If you love onion rings you have got to give these a try. They go perfect with a homemade juicy burger or chicken sandwich. And they are incredibly easy to make.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time3 minutes
Total Time18 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crunchy, easy, junk food
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 258kcal
Author: Matt Taylor


  • Tongs
  • Fork
  • Bowls
  • Pie Pan
  • Knife
  • Wire rack
  • pot
  • Thermometer (I don't always use one, on my stove top medium heat usually heats my oil right around 350 degrees F.)


  • 2 large onion I like to use sweet onions
  • 1 1/4 cups of all-purpose/plain flour 160g
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch replace 1/4 cup of flour with cornstarch for extra crispy onion rings
  • 1 tsp of baking powder 5g
  • 1 tsp of salt 5g
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup of milk 250ml
  • 1 cup or so of bread crumbs panko works well, or the traditional kind(125g)
  • Oil for frying canola, vegetable, etc


  • Start with a large deep pot and fill it about 1.5 inches deep with oil. Set the burner to Medium heat and heat it until it reaches 350 F/176 C. Use a candy termometer to check it.
  • While the oil is heating up, cut and remove the skins from the onions and then slice them about 1/4 of an inch wide.
  • In a medium bowl add the flour, cornstarch, salt, and baking powder. Mix with a fork until well combined. Then dredge/dip the freshly sliced onions in the flour mixture. Set those aside in another bowl or on a plate.
  • To the flour mixture add the milk and the egg. This will create the batter. Mix until well combined.
  • Dip the floured onion rings into the batter and coat evenly, then place them on a wire rack to drain the excess batter.
  • In a pie plate or bowl add the breadcrumbs and then dip the battered slices of onion into the bowl coating each side evenly.
  • Drop them in the oil and fry them for about 3 minutes or so until they get nice and golden brown. Turn them ocassionaly in the oil using tongs. Remove them from the oil and place on a wire rack or plate with paper towel to dry. Enjoy!



NOTE: You can replace 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup of the flour with cornstarch to make these onion rings extra crispy.
Nutritional facts for crispy onion rings


Calories: 258kcal