How to Cut Onion Rings

Let’s Make Delicious Onion Rings With These Easy Tips!

Selecting the Best Onions for Onion Rings

You know what the perfect side dish is when you’re firing up the grill or making burgers or sandwiches? Crispy, crunchy onion rings! The savory taste and satisfying crunch take any meal from basic to bodacious. But getting that ideal onion ring – not too thick, not too thin, evenly sliced and cooked to golden perfection – can be tricky. Have you ended up with uneven chunks or half rings that fall apart? We’ve all been there. Well, struggle no more my friend! In this article, you’ll learn the secrets to prepping, cutting, breading and frying pro-level onion rings that your family and friends will devour. With a few simple tools, tips and tricks, you’ll be an onion ring master chef. Let’s dive in and make some magic!

Preparing the Onion Rings Batter

For the crispiest, most flavorful onion rings, you need to start with the right onions! The best options are sweet onions like Vidalias, Walla Wallas or Texas Sweets. These onions are juicy and packed with flavor.

Slice the onions into 1/2-inch thick rounds. Separate the rings and discard any leftover core pieces. Give the rings a quick rinse under cold water to remove any dirt or debris. Pat them completely dry with paper towels or a dish towel before coating in batter. Any excess moisture will make the batter soggy, so make sure the rings are bone dry!

Bigger rings are best!

For onion rings, bigger really is better. Larger rings will hold up better when frying and have more surface area for that light, crispy batter coating. Smaller rings tend to burn more easily and lack that satisfying crunch.

Chill before frying

For extra crispy onion rings, chill the rings in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before frying. The colder temperature will help the batter stick better. When ready to fry, dredge the chilled onion rings in flour, then coat in your favorite beer batter or buttermilk batter.

Fry the battered onion rings in oil at 350-375 F until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes. Drain on paper towels. Serve these crispy, flavorful treats immediately with your favorite dipping sauce! Homemade onion rings don’t get any better than this. Dig in!

Frying Up Crispy, Golden Onion Rings

Are you ready to make the best onion rings of your life? Let’s get this batter going! You’ll need:

  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1⁄4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1⁄2 cup cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon paprika (for color!)
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon garlic powder (for extra flavor!)

First, whisk the buttermilk and egg together in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, salt, paprika and garlic powder.

Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir until just combined. Don’t overmix – you want the batter slightly lumpy. Let it sit for 15 minutes so the flour can hydrate.

When you’re ready to fry, dip the onion rings in the batter to coat and fry them in oil at 350 F until golden brown, about 1-2 minutes. Drain on paper towels.

Your crispy, flavorful onion rings are ready to serve and enjoy! Dip them in your favorite sauce like ranch dressing, BBQ sauce or ketchup. These homemade onion rings will make all your friends and family cheer! Enjoy your delicious snack!