Batter Fried Onion Rings

Total Time
35 mins
15 mins

These are great homemade onion rings that are batter fried rather than having a bread crumb coating. They are careful :)

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  • 1 cup flour
  • 12 teaspoon salt
  • 6 large onions, peeled and sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 12 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 egg, well beaten
  • 1 tablespoon melted shortening
  • vegetable oil (for frying)


  1. Cover onion slices with cold water and let stand 30 minutes.
  2. Remove to paper towels and press to dry.
  3. Separate into rings.
  4. Combine flour, sugar and salt.
  5. Combine milk and egg in a medium bowl and add dry ingredients and melted shortening; mix thoroughly.
  6. Dip onion rings in batter and fry in deep fryer or skillet filled with a couple of inches of oil until golden brown on both sides.
  7. Remove and drain on paper towels.
  8. Serve immediately.