Fried Onion Rings Recipe
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Fried Onion Rings Recipe

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Meet the Cook: Try these as an accompaniment to hamburgers or fried fish, or with steaks on the grill. The recipe's from my mom, and it's one of her most popular. (As a newlywed 15 years ago, I often found myself on the kitchen "hotline" to her!) My husband and I have three children - 9,7 and just about to turn 1. -Marsha Moore, Poplar Bluff, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + soaking Cook: 15 min.
MAKES:4-6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + soaking Cook: 15 min.
MAKES: 4-6 servings


  • 2 large sweet onions
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 to 1-1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Additional oil for deep-fat frying


  1. Cut onions into 1/2-in. slices; separate into rings. Place in a bowl; cover with ice water and soak for 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, combine the egg, water, oil and lemon juice in a bowl. Combine the flour, baking powder, salt and cayenne; stir into egg mixture until smooth.
  3. Drain onion rings; dip into batter. In an electric skillet or deep-fat fryer, heat 1 in. of oil to 375°. Fry onion rings, a few at a time, for 1 to 1-1/2 minutes one each side or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Editor's Note: Onion rings may be kept warm in a 300° oven while frying remainder of batch.
Originally published as Fried Onion Rings in Country Woman September/October 1996, p31

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JanetteAnn 39002
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2012

"I find this recipe easy to make and it turns out every time. I actually use this recipe on top of my green bean casserole in place of the fried onions that you buy. It tastes great!"

Sunnyday4me112 7400
Reviewed Aug. 21, 2010

"These were delicious! I will make these again but, I will definately double the batter."

smokeyandsonny 39001
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2010

"This is the best recipe that I have gotten for onion rings. I left out the cayenne. Thanks"

shadeofblu 38477
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2009

"It's not my favorite! It seems there is something missing!"

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