Uncle Bill's Deep Fried Onion Rings in Batter and Panko Crumbs

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

I have tried so many different recipes for Onion Rings and many were very good. However, I was looking for a real tasty, crispier Onion Ring and finally found this recipe posted by BlogChef. I made some modifications and this is my crispy, crunchy recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a deep 8 inch saucepan or a small deep fryer, add the oil and heat to 365°F.
  2. Slice onions into 1/4 inch thick slices (across the onion) and separate into individual rings; set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and seasoning salt.
  4. Dredge all the onion rings in the flour mixture until well coated; set aside.
  5. In another bowl, whisk the egg and milk and add to the remaining flour mixture that was used for dredging the onion rings. Whisk, until a creamy batter is formed; not too thick. If too thick, add some milk to thin.
  6. Place a wire rack on a sheet of aluminum foil to catch drippings.
  7. Dip the flour coated onion rings in the batter to coat well.
  8. Using a fork, remove and place the coated onion rings on the wire rack and let the excess batter drip off, about 1 minute.
  9. In another mixing bowl, add the Panko bread crumbs.
  10. Roll the onion rings in the bread crumbs until thoroughly coated and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  11. Deep fry the onion rings in batches of 4 to 6 for 1 minute, turn over and continue to deep fry for another 30 seconds to 1 minute or until golden in color. Do not overcook.
  12. Remove to paper towels to drain and season with seasoning salt.
  13. When serving, spinkle with Malt vinegar and some ketchup on the side for dipping.
  14. You can use regular or seasoned bread crumbs if Panko is not available.
Most Helpful

5 5

We sliced the onions very thin and added a little more seasoned salt. Very good, WAY better than most onion rings that I have had.

5 5

These are great onion rings - made them for a family fish fry. Used Buttermilk instead of whole milk and soaked the onions in the buttermilk for 1 hr before dusting in the flour. Mixed the buttermilk and egg with the four to make the batter. Came out nice and crispy.

5 5

I used Maui onion and it came out great. Very easy and delicious. Thanks, Uncle Bill!