Homemade Crispy Onion Rings

Onion Rings

Sliced, tender onions are dipped in a creamy batter and fried to golden perfection. These homemade crispy onion rings make a great appetizer, side or burger topper!


  • 1 large yellow onion (cut into 1/4 inch rings)
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp. baking powder
  • 1 tbsp. paprika
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 1/2 cups breadcrumbs
  • frying oil


  1. Separate larger rings of onion, removing any small rings and storing for other use.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine all-purpose flour, baking powder, paprika, black pepper, and salt.
  3. Whisk to combine and coat each onion in the flour mixture before laying on a plate.
  4. Add milk and egg to the remaining flour mixture and whisk until smooth.
  5. Pour breadcrumbs into a shallow dish and heat oil in a fryer or a large pot.
  6. To fry, coat each onion ring in the wet mixture before coating in breadcrumbs and dropping into the oil.
  7. Fry for about 2-3 minutes, until golden brown and crisp.

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