The wonders of the onion ring

What's Cooking - Onion Rings

From time to time whilst cooking the mundane mid week meal, the one that is created from the stuff found in the cupboard and or fridge… you know the type of meal I mean, these are the ones often dictated by the “use by date” nearest to passing the point at which the urge to put it in the bin surpasses the urge to put it in your mouth….

… the resulting meal can often be found to be uninspiring and lacking that something….

Enter a little quick ten minute wonder, the humble onion ring. Often forgotten unless a steak is in the offering, these little crunchy wonders can be a pure heavenly delight that causes you to stop talking and let out a quiet sigh of contentment. Oh and did I mention that they are super easy to make!

The extensive list of ingredients includes:

  • 1 large onion (the larger the better)
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 2 cups of breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 3 bowls for the above
  • Oil for frying


Peel and slice your onions starting from the tip and working towards the base so you can separate the slices into rings.

In bowl one put the egg and give it a quick whisk, in the second bowl put the flour and in the last bowl put the breadcrumbs.

The wonders of the onion ring

Take a ring of onion and dust it in the flour bowl and then straight into the whisked egg and make sure it’s fully covered in the egg. Finally into the bread crumbs, make sure to cover the ring and gentle press down to aid the crumbs attaching to your onion ring.

Place the finished ring onto a large flat tray and grab your next one. Repeat the process till you have a nice big tray of crumb encrusted rings and then place the entire tray into the fridge.

Heat up the oil in a deep heavy based saucepan or your chip pan. Ideally if you have a thermometer we are looking for 180C as this is the best temperature for ensuring crispy onion rings.

The wonders of the onion ring - time to get golden

Top tip: cook them in small batches as you don’t want the temperature of the oil to drop too much or you will lose the crispiness and end up with those horrible slimy pale things no one wants to eat.

Fry them till they are a nice golden colour, this will take about 3-5 minutes depending on how thickly you cut the rings at the start.

Pile them high and add to the meal you are cooking that was lacking and as if by magic the meal will be lacking no more and even the mundane will become awesome!

What's Cooking - Onion Rings.

Did you ever try onion rings made at home?


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21 responses to “The wonders of the onion ring

  1. These look super delicious nad so tasty. Better than restaurant.

  2. mmmm these look so simple and tasty, might try to make my own this weekend/

  3. yummy…I always order them from restaurant, now I will try to do it myself!

  4. I had no idea these were so easy to make at home!!

  5. I always thought onion rings had to be made with beer. I’ve probably only had onion rings a couple of times. Very delicious.

  6. Looks so good! I would rater make onion rings at home than buying at a fast food restaurant!

  7. you know, I love onion rings but have never made my own!

  8. Yum. I haven’t had onion rings in a very long time, these look delicious!

  9. Melissa Smith

    I love a good onion ring, but I don’t think I’ve ever tried a recipe like this one (I’m usually a beer batter kind of gal). Good thing they’d go great with our crispy chicken sandwiches we’re having in a few days!

  10. YUMMO!! There isn’t anything better than a fresh homemade onion ring!

  11. Fran

    I’ve tried them. And failed!!! But I didn’t double dip like this… I may give these a go!

  12. I love making onion rings at home. I don’t do it very often but I they are so good when I do!

  13. Cass@FrugalFamily

    I love onion rings but I’ve never tried making them at home – these look delicious x x

  14. I had the most amazing onion rings at a restaurant once and have never been able to recreate them……these look close!

  15. Oh my gosh these look amazing. I’ve tried some in the oven which went okay, but not as good as deep fried ones!

    India / Touchscreens & Beautyqueens

  16. I love onion rings and I have to say we have never tried them at home…should change that now!

  17. Eliz Frank

    Isn’t that amazing that something seemingly so simple takes a quite a bit of work. I do like them.

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