Crispy Onion Rings

This recipe for onion rings is so easy and so amazingly crispy, you can now make up for all those years of deep-fried denial by making these at home.


8 servings


1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup cornstarch
2 tablespoons dry potato flakes
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste
1 cup chilled club soda
2 cups panko bread crumbs, or as needed
2 cups vegetable oil for frying
2 large onions, cut into 1/4-inch thick slices and separated into rings
fine salt to taste


Whisk together flour, cornstarch, dry potato flakes, and cayenne pepper in a large bowl. Whisk in club soda to make a smooth batter.

Place panko bread crumbs in a shallow bowl.

Heat oil in a deep fryer or large saucepan to 350°F (177°C).

Place a few onion rings at a time into the bowl of batter and turn to coat all sides with batter.

Remove onion rings from batter and place into pan of panko bread crumbs; turn to coat completely with crumbs.

Cook a few rings at a time in the hot oil until golden brown, about 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to a wire cooling rack set over paper towels to drain. Season with salt to taste and serve.

Estimated Time

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving: Calories: 179; Total Fat: 6.5 g; Cholesterol: 0 mg; Sodium: 184 mg; Total Carbs: 32.5 g; Dietary Fiber: 0.9 g; Protein: 4.1 g

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