Homemade Onion Rings


Homemade Onion Rings

Homemade Onion Rings
5 Min

Recreate the fast-food tastes of yesterday with this recipe. Our Homemade Onion Rings are restaurant-quality, so your gang's gonna be asking for them again and again!

What You'll Need

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 cups club soda
  • vegetable oil for frying
  • 2 large sweet yellow onions, cut into 3/8-inch thick slices and separated into rings

What to Do

  1. In a large bowl, combine flour, cornstarch, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Whisk club soda into mixture.
  2. In a large soup pot, heat 2 inches of oil over medium heat until hot, but not smoking. Dip each onion ring into the batter, allowing the excess to drip back into the bowl. Fry a few onion rings at a time for 5 to 6 minutes, or until golden, turning once during cooking. Drain on a paper towel-lined platter before serving. 


  • These are yummy as is, but you can sprinkle them with salt before serving, if you'd like.
  • Be sure to peruse our collection of top 10 favorite restaurant recipes!
  • Plus, if you loved these homemade onion rings, be sure to check out our recipe for Winning Fries.

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When ever I go to any restaurant and onion rings are on the menu, I place an order for them. I just love onion rings. Now as a child, honestly, I loved the fried oniony bread. As an adult, I consume the entire ring. Making them at home I never can get them right but that does not stop me from trying.

I love onion rings and there is not much better than having them hot out of the cooking oil. When I take the time to make them, it is like a dance getting them from the fryer to the table. Most of the time, little fingers will snatch the plate clean before I can get them to the table. I will give this recipe a try just to mix it up a little.

I have also combined half self-rising flour to half complete buttermilk pancake mix. I also learned to slice my onion into rings and put them in a zip-lock bag with enough milk to soak them and let them tenderize overnight (or at least 3 to 4 hours.) Add full bodied beer to milk (about half milk to beer) and dip them into the pancake/flour mix and deep fry (I use a canola blend, but peanut oil is even better if you have it on hand.) Drain on paper towels and season with salt and black pepper while still piping hot. I like to put just a sprinkle of cayenne pepper on them (for those of us who like a little heat!)

Can I make this with self-rising flour and omit the baking powder (and some of the salt) ?

Hello! - Yes, you can make this with self-rising flour. Just omit the baking powder and use 1 teaspoon of salt. Enjoy!

Sounds great! Question if using a deep fryer or even a pot, oil temp?

Hello! The oil temperature for frying onion rings should be 350 degrees F. Enjoy!

Very cold club soda. Beer is more flavorful. Avoid lite beer. I prefer India Pale Ale for drinking, but Budweiser is best for batter.

Thanks for the tip Zoumonkie! I'm not a beer drinker, but I like several foods made with beer. I just never know what kind of beer to use and I would think that the type of beer could make or break the recipe! There are so many different kinds and some are really strong or earthy. (I like the smell of beer, too! lol)

Homemade onion rings absolutely require that they be made with a beer/ale batter. I know I'm not the first to say this but it bears repeating. I use Blue Moon Ale.

substitute equal amount of beer instead of Club soda. Yum!

My granma has always loved onion rings, but the kind I would always get her at the store were always so greasy, even when baked in the oven... I decided to make these for her to try and she loves them even more, and MUCH more, than the store-bought ones, and the same with me! THANK YOU!!!

I used peanut oil and seltzer water. I am in my mid 70s and these are the first onion rings that were not a bit greasy. They are delish.

I love this recipe and I can't wait to try it !What do you think? CottonTop

Used peanut oil instead of vegetable in the deep fryer and IPA beer instead of club soda. Excellent results!

Instead of Club Soda you can use beer as well!

I cut the recipe in half and used seltzer instead of club soda. The Onion Rings turned out like restaurant rings and tasted perfect. Not hard to do at all. I wasn't sure if I got the coating on smooth enough but when I put it in the oil they cooked evenly. Husband loved them!!!

I think that unless you make a recipe, you should not write a review. We can all see that a recipe may look good, but unless you make it you cannot give an accurate review.

Cannot wait to try these. Question: What are juicy Lucy hamburgers, SMH of IL?

Juicy Lucy hamburger are thick burgers with cheese on the inside. Around here there are contests to see which restaurant makes the best ones.

Made the mistake of making these. Know my husband and daughter will only eat these. They go Good with everything, but they like them with juicy Lucy hamburgers.


My husband loves onion rings I will have to try these

real good rings,go well with seafood...yum


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