Batter Fried Onion Rings

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by Karen..

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

Top Review by Marg CaymanDesigns

While the flavor was good, we didn't like the breading. It was too thick and chewy. We prefer a lighter, crisper breading. I had to add about 1/4 cup more milk (I used buttermilk) since it was like paste without it. I think it would have been even better if I had added an additional 1/2 cup milk. With it this thick, a lot of it stuck to each onion ring. I was only able to coat one onion worth of rings. I don't see how it could ever coat 6 onions.

Ingredients Nutrition


  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.

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