Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

This goes fast! A great late night snack, goes perfectly with burgers, soup, and sandwiches! Adapted from Food & Wine magazine. Onion rings are a type of fast food commonly found in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia and Spain.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 quarts vegetable oil, for frying
  • 3 cups flour (cake flour is best)
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons salt, plus more for sprinkling (use kosher if possible)
  • 2 12-3 cups chilled club soda
  • 2 large Spanish onions, cut into 1/2-inch slices and separated into rings


  1. In a very large pot (or deep fryer), heat the oil to 365°.
  2. In a bowl, whisk the flour with the cornstarch, baking soda and 2 teaspoons of salt.
  3. Add 2 1/2 cups of the club soda and whisk until smooth; the batter should be thick but pourable. If needed, add the remaining 1/2 cup of club soda, a few tablespoons at a time.
  4. Working with 6 or 7 onion rings at a time, dip them in the batter until completely coated; as you pull the rings from the batter, scrape some of the excess against the side of the bowl.
  5. Carefully add the onion rings to the hot oil and fry until golden and crisp, about 2 minutes.
  6. Drain the onion rings on paper towels.
  7. Sprinkle the onion rings with salt and serve immediately or keep warm in an oven on low heat while you coat and fry the rest. Enjoy!


Most Helpful

I had no eggs to use so i used this recipe, so easy and so yummy. This ones definatly a keeper TY sharon

Aleigha Nicole March 14, 2010

These are amazing! If I would have known great onion rings were this easy, I would have made them long ago. Half the recipe was more than enough for 3 of us. I added just a touch of garlic powder and chili powder to the batter. Thanks so much for posting!

pattikay in L.A. February 23, 2007

I couldn't believe how easy it was to make great onion rings. Your recipe is excellant, we enjoyed the onion rings very much. This was my first attempt at onion rings and I can certainly tell you that it will not be the last. Very quick and easy, the batter was crisp and golden brown, the onions sweet and tender. I used fresh Canola oil, it worked really well. Thank you so much Sharon for sharing.

Baby Kato February 04, 2007

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