Mom's Onion Rings

  • prep time15 min
  • total time 35 min
  • serves 4

Crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, you'll love these easy onion rings as a fun snack, side or party food.

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Directions for: Mom's Onion Rings


2 sweet onions, cut into 1/2-inch-thick rings

2 ½ cups all-purpose flour

Vegetable oil, for frying

½ cup cornstarch

2 tsp paprika

1 tsp cayenne

1 tsp finely grated lime zest

Kosher salt

1 ½ cups milk

1 cup club soda

1 large egg


1. Preheat the oven to 200ºF. Set a cooling rack over a baking sheet.

2. Separate the onions into rings and put in a large bowl. Toss with 1/2 cup of the flour. Arrange the floured rings on the cooling rack; let stand for 15 minutes.

3. Fill a large, wide pot with 2 inches of vegetable oil and heat to 365 degrees F over medium-high heat. In a large bowl, whisk the remaining 2 cups flour with the cornstarch, paprika, cayenne, lime zest and 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt. Add the milk, club soda and egg and whisk to combine.

4. Working in 3 or 4 batches, add a small amount of the onions to the batter and then immediately place into the hot oil. Fry until crisp and golden, turning once, 2 to 3 minutes. Allow the oil to come back to temperature between batches.

5. Season the onion rings with salt. Serve immediately with your condiment of choice, or transfer to a cooling rack and keep warm in the oven until ready to eat.

See more: Appetizer, Bake, Comfort Food, Eggs/Dairy, Fry, Party Favourites, Side, Vegetables, Snack

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