Batter Fried Onion Rings

"These are great homemade onion rings that are batter fried rather than having a bread crumb coating. They are careful :)"
photo by Marg (CaymanDesigns) photo by Marg (CaymanDesigns)
photo by Marg (CaymanDesigns)
photo by Marg (CaymanDesigns) photo by Marg (CaymanDesigns)
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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)


  • Cover onion slices with cold water and let stand 30 minutes.
  • Remove to paper towels and press to dry.
  • Separate into rings.
  • Combine flour, sugar and salt.
  • Combine milk and egg in a medium bowl and add dry ingredients and melted shortening; mix thoroughly.
  • 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.
  • Remove and drain on paper towels.
  • Serve immediately.

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  1. 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.
  2. Karen this batter rocks! my husband was craving onion rings with our hamburgers and this really hit the spot thank you! I did add a bit more milk and i added some paprika these were great thank you so much
  3. Batter is extremely thick and hard to apply also very bland. Add additional milk and seasoning of choice.
  4. This was horrible. Tasted bland and just like pancake batter. Add more seasoning.
  5. It was great, even though I had to add other seasoning to make the batter Less Bland before making this I saw other peoples reviews about it , so I did take the recipe but I also listen to what other people think so yes the results were very delicious , and it’s my first time making onion rings so that was everything


  1. Seasonibg HONEY
  2. That's so fact lemme try now
  3. a quarter cup of corn starch added to the batter will make them crispy and yummy.
  4. This batter was just okay -- too thick and got soggy very quickly. I tried it again substituting beer for the milk to no avail. I will keep searching for the ultimate onion ring batter!


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