Crispy Onion Rings

Crispy Onion Rings are a classic snack or appetizer that have been around for decades, and for good reason. The combination of a crunchy exterior and a soft, sweet interior make for a delicious and satisfying treat that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. And when it comes to making onion rings, nothing beats the homemade variety.

Crispy onion rings are particularly popular, and for good reason. They provide a satisfying crunch that is irresistible, and are perfect for dipping in a variety of sauces. Whether you’re watching the big game, hosting a party, or just looking for a tasty snack, crispy onion rings are always a great choice.

The key to making perfect onion rings lies in the batter. It needs to be just the right consistency, with the right combination of ingredients to create a crispy, golden brown exterior that complements the sweetness of the onion. 

When it comes to choosing the right onion, yellow or white onions are the most commonly used, but you can experiment with other varieties as well. 

Not only are homemade onion rings delicious, they’re also very easy to make. And because you’re making them yourself, you can customize them to your liking by adjusting the spices or trying different dipping sauces. So why not give them a try and see for yourself just how good they can be? Make sure to share the photos with me on Instagram if you do. Enjoy!

How to make crispy onion rings

In a medium bowl, combine flour, cornstarch, garlic powder, smoked paprika, chili powder, oregano, and salt. Add the egg and gradually whisk in milk until the mixture becomes smooth.

Next, cut the onion into ¼ inch (6mm) slices and carefully separate the rings. Coat the onion rings in the flour mixture, allowing the excess to drip off, before coating them in breadcrumbs. Repeat the process until all the rings are coated.

Heat oil in a skillet or pan and fry the rings in batches until they turn golden brown, which usually takes about 2-3 minutes. Once done, transfer the onion rings to a plate lined with paper towels to remove any excess oil.

Finally, serve your crispy onion rings with your favorite dipping sauce.

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Crispy Onion Rings

Crispy Onion Rings

5 from 2 votes
Crispy onion rings are one of the most loved appetizers by people of all ages and they are perfect for any occasion. With a tender interior and a crispy exterior these homemade onion rings are way better than what you can serve in any restaurant. They are very easy to prepare and the results are really satisfying.
Servings 50 servings
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 1 large onion , cut into 1/4-inch (6mm) slices
  • 1 cup (125g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup (40g) corn starch
  • 1/2 tsp (2g) garlic powder
  • 1 tsp (1g) oregano
  • 1 ½ tsp (7g) salt
  • 1/2 tsp (2g) smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp (2g) chilli powder
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup (180ml) milk
  • 1 ½ cup (135g) Panko bread crumbs
  • vegetable oil for frying
  • your favorite dipping sauce


  • In a medium bowl combine flour with cornstarch, garlic powder, smoked paprika, chilli powder, oregano and salt. Add egg and gradually whisk in milk until smooth.
  • Cut onion into ¼ inch (6mm) slices. Carefully separate the rings of onion.
  • Coat onion rings in flour mixture and let the excess drip off.
  • Coat the rings in breadcrumbs and repeat until all rings are done.
  • Heat oil into a skillet or pan.
  • Fry the rings, in batches, until they are golden brown, for about 2-3 minutes.
  • Transfer to a plate lined with paper towel to remove excess oil.
  • Serve with your favorite dipping sauce.



Serving: 1 onion ringCalories: 27kcalCarbohydrates: 3.3gProtein: 0.6gFat: 1.3gSaturated Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 3mgSugar: 0.4g
Calories: 27kcal
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: appetizer, crispy onion ring, deep fried onion rings, panko onion rings

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  1. Shaton H Author says:

    These look great. Can you air fry these?

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      sure you can .. simply spray the inside of the air fryer with cooking spray, add single layer of the onion rings into the air fryer and spray the top with cooking spray. Cook on 375 F (190C) for about 10 minutes. Flip each ring halfway through the cooking time. hope that helps

  2. oes it take a long time to fry the crispy onions?

    1. Ella Marincus-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      not at all.. for about 2 -3 minutes each batch. Make sure you coat all the rings in breadcrumbs before frying.

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