Homemade Extra Crispy Onion Rings are one of my favorite appetizers to make – especially for game time parties and more.
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Onion rings are a very popular snack food here in the United States that you can find in pretty much any fast food restaurant. While they are pretty easy to make, it can be hard to get them to be perfectly crispy when making them at home. This onion rings recipe will ensure that they come out perfectly crispy and that they will be a hit with everyone!
We are big sports fans here in our house, which means that we have to have lots of delicious snacks to munch on while watching the game. These extra crispy onion rings are a perfect option!
We start by cutting the onions into rings about ¼ of an inch thick, separating them from each other very carefully. This recipe works best with the big and medium sized rings. Instead of wasting the small rings, save them in a bag for other recipes that use onions.
The next step is to prepare the breading by combining the flour, the baking powder, the salt and the paprika. You can replace the paprika with chili powder, or omit it completely if you don’t have it on hand. Mix well and coat each onion ring with the mix before shaking to remove excess flour.
Next, in another bowl we combine the milk, the pepper and the egg and beat until well combined. Add the remaining flour mixture and stir until no lumps remain. Coat each onion ring in this mixture as well and then coat in bread crumbs.
The final step is to fry in a fryer or in a pot with enough oil to cover the onion rings. I recommend adding about 3-4 onion rings at a time so that it is less likely that they burn. Once ready, pat dry with some paper towels to get rid of the excess oil.
If you loved this onion rings recipe, you will love these other easy appetizers:
- Extra Crispy Fried Pickles
- Loaded Bacon, Cheddar and Ranch Fries
- Authentic Mexican Guacamole
- Extra Crispy Chorizo Potato Balls
- Bacon, Cheddar, and Chipotle Corn Dip
Products Used in this Recipe
Fryer: While you can definitely make these in a pot with oil, it is easier to do in a fryer. I recommend this one because it has a large capacity and two baskets, but there are many others to choose from as well.
Measuring Spoons/Cups: You are going to need to measure all of the different ingredients that you use to make these crispy onion rings. I don’t know about you, but my measuring cups always seem to get separated and sometimes I can’t find the one I need. I recommend this set, because it has the spoons and cups all together, is stainless steel, and has a solid ring to keep them together.
Kitchen Prep Bowls: Since you have to use multiple bowls in this recipe for the batter, the flour mixture and the bread crumbs, it is important to have some good kitchen prep bowls. I like these ones because they can be used to prep and they are good for serving as well.
Knife Set: When you make onion rings, you want to make sure that you make nice, clean cuts on the onions so that you get the perfect ring. If you don’t have a sharp, high quality knife set yet, I recommend this one. It will last you for years and will result in perfect onion rings.
Condiment Bowls: These onion rings go great with many sauces, including our homemade ranch. You will want to have some of these condiment bowls on hand so that you can try it with as many different sauces as you want.