Old Fashioned Onion Rings

Old Fashioned Onion Rings

Side Dish Vegetables Onion

This is an actual recipe from a former employee of a popular drive-in restaurant. Crispy coated onion rings like the pro's make!

Servings per recipe: 3
Calories per serving: 641
Preparation time: 15m
Total cooking time: 18m


  • 1 large onion, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk, or as needed
  • 3/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • seasoned salt to taste
  • 1 quart oil for frying, or as needed


  • 1   Heat the oil in a deep-fryer to 365 degrees F (185 degrees C).
  • 2   Separate the onion slices into rings, and set aside. In a small bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder and salt.
  • 3   Dip the onion slices into the flour mixture until they are all coated; set aside. Whisk the egg and milk into the flour mixture using a fork. Dip the floured rings into the batter to coat, then place on a wire rack to drain until the batter stops dripping. The wire rack may be placed over a sheet of aluminum foil for easier clean up. Spread the bread crumbs out on a plate or shallow dish. Place rings one at a time into the crumbs, and scoop the crumbs up over the ring to coat. Give it a hard tap as you remove it from the crumbs. The coating should cling very well. Repeat with remaining rings.
  • 4   Deep fry the rings a few at a time for 2 to 3 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove to paper towels to drain. Season with seasoning salt, and serve.

Nutrion facts:

Total Fat 34.6g 53%
    Saturated Fat 6.0g  
Cholesterol 69mg 23%
Sodium 1272mg 51%
Potassium 328mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 68.3g 22%
Dietary Fiber 3.5g 14%
Protein 14.3g 29%
Sugars 8g  
Vitamin A 256IU  
Vitamin C 4mg  
Calcium 265mg  
Iron 4mg  
Thiamin 1mg  
Niacin 8mg  
Vitamin B6 0mg  
Magnesium 40mg  
Folate 146mcg