5 from 5 votes
Crispy onion rings are just like what you'd get in a restaurant
Onion Rings
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Resting Time
1 hr
Total Time
35 mins

Crispy, Crunchy onion rings

Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crispy onion rings, homemade onion rings, onion rings recipe
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 429 kcal
Author: Kathy
  • 1 - 2 large onion
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups beer
Assembly and Cooking
  • 4-6 cups oil
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • salt
  1. Peel and slice onions into 1/2 inch rings. Separate rings and place in a dish.

  2. Pour milk over onions.  Cover and refrigerate 1-2 hours. Stir onions at least once during resting time. 

  1. Add flour and salt to a mixing bowl.  Stir together.

  2. Mix in beer.

  3. Cover and let sit at room temperature for at least one hour.

Assembly and Cooking
  1. Preheat oil to 375 degrees. Amount of oil used depends on size of pan. You want 2-3 inches of oil in pan. 

  2. Place flour into a bag.

  3. Pour off milk from onion rings. 

  4. Place 3-5 onion rings in bag.  Shake lightly so they are coated.

  5. Place each onion ring into batter one at a time. Remove from batter with tongs or a fork, tapping tongs lightly on side of bowl to remove excess batter.

  6. Place in oil.

  7. Do not overcrowd pan.

  8. Cook for 2-3 minutes per side until golden brown.

  9. Remove from oil and place on a baking sheet lined with a baking rack.

  10. Place baking sheet in a 175 degree oven to keep warm while cooking remaining onion rings. 

  11. Allow oil to return to 375 degrees and repeat. 

  12. Sprinkle with salt just before serving.

Nutrition Facts
Onion Rings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 429 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 6mg2%
Sodium 468mg20%
Potassium 220mg6%
Carbohydrates 55g18%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 100IU2%
Vitamin C 2.8mg3%
Calcium 88mg9%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.