Do at Home Onion Rings

"So much fresher and better than the frozen ones."
photo by Jonathan Melendez photo by Jonathan Melendez
photo by Jonathan Melendez
photo by LAURA H. photo by LAURA H.
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  • Mix egg, oil, and milk on low speed of mixer for 1 minute.
  • Add dry ingredients and mix until smooth.
  • Coat onions in flour.
  • Dip in batter.
  • When one side is golden turn to the other side.
  • Fry in hot oil 375* until desired shade of brown.

Questions & Replies

  1. what bout bread crumbs?
  2. Do you think this recipe would work using an air fryer instead of oil?
  3. How do i cut the onions and what do I need to do this with?
  4. Hello. Your instructions are vague. Which set of flour am I to mix with the milk, egg, and oil?
  5. How long does it take for the batter to turn golden? I've been waiting an hour and it's dry, but still white. Can I just go ahead and cook them?


  1. I have tried several recipes for onion rings lately and this recipe is by-far the best I have yet to try. The baking powder makes the batter puff up around the sliced onion and is um um good! The most difficult part about making them is trying to keep from eating them before they get to the table!
  2. Hi MizzNezz; These are the most scrumptous, crispy and easy to make ONION RINGS. They cooked so quickly and had a nice golden brown color. They are the best that I have ever made or had for that matter. Took me a while to find your recipe. I got a craving for Onion Rings and started to look through the ZAAR, and there you were, how lucky for us. Will be passing your recipe on to all my friends. Thank you for posting and sharing with us. "Uncle Bill"
  3. Ms. Willenborg: This recipe was great. My family and myself were eating leftover polish sausage and meatballs from the holidays and I wanted to compliment the meal with something other than a potato recipe. As a previous review stated the only thing difficult about the receipe was to keep the rest of the family away while making them. The only thing that I would change about your recipe is to inform the next reader to cut their onion about 1/2 inch. Other than that I would NOT change a thing. Kelly
  4. 5 stars with an asterisk: the first few I fried up were a little bland, so I added some seasonall. Then they were amazing. Next time I'm going to add some cajun seasoning, to give them a little zippy zip. Overall, excellent-crispy, brown, and delicious! Oh, and I did dust the onions with flour before I battered them, the batter stuck on perfectly.
  5. These were great! I use soy milk instead of regular, and added some cayenne, seasoning salt, and paprika. Served with ketchup and ranch dipping sauce. Thanks Inez, for another wonderful recipe.


  1. Used half milk half buttermilk. I also soaked my cut onions in egg buttermilk milk and a couple spoons of sugar for almost 2 hrs. Best onion rings I've ever had. I put it in my recipe book. Only the best recipes go there.
  2. Excellent recipe. Also works well if you substitute the milk for beer. I've done it both ways.
  3. Very tasty! I messed up the batter a bit by using buttermilk instead of regular milk, which made the batter thick and difficult to work with. I thinned it out with some water and everything worked just fine. The batter was puffy and crispy, which I love; it was a bit bland so I added some Tony's to remedy that. <br/><br/>In the future I'd like to use apple rings with the batter to make fritters. I'll come back when I have results.
  4. My men couldn't get enough of these and are always begging me to make them again. I don't break out the deep fryer very often but these are an occasion unto themselves! The only thing I did differently was to substitute seasoning salt for the salt called for in the recipe. Lord have mercy, these are good! Thanks for sharing!
  5. Washed onions bc i was having a hard time getting the flour to stick. Also Added a tablespoon of water to the batter.


After DH and I moved away from the farm, and to the city...I haven't done as much cooking and very little canning. But I do come to Zaar and look for new recipes once in a while. I'm still cooking Zaar!! I like to play at Facebook, with my family and friends. A lot of my Zaar friends are there!! Yay! It's a good way to keep in touch. We travel more. We're looking at the European trips now. Hope to go in the springtime. I really want to see London, I think I lived there in a past life, I've been obsessed with it since I was 10 years old!!
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