Jul 222012

homemade onion ringsAfter a long day at the park with the kids, I really just felt like getting take out. However, frugal as I am, I ended up making a go at my own favorite take out meal: Falafel in pita with yogurt dressing and onion rings. Amazingly the meal turned out great, and I am especially proud of my homemade onion rings. I used this onion rings recipe to make our homemade onion rings recipe, but I did make one small change.

I have been trying to include more whole wheat products in my family’s diet, so I decided to use half a cup of whole wheat flour and one cup of regular all purpose flower. The final result was fantastic, and if I didn’t know that I had used whole wheat flour, I would never have guessed it. Perhaps I will use all whole whea flour, if i ever decided to give homemade onion rings a try.


The truth is that I have a frying phobia, so I rarely fry foods, and I would never have a deep fryer in my home. When I was in college, I was once the reason for a visit from the fire department, and lets just say that I never wish to go through that again.

Onion Rings Recipe:


  • 1 large onion, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1/2  cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup of whole wheat 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


onion ring slices


1. Cut the onion into slices, and separate the onion slices into rings.

2. Stir together the flour, baking powder and salt.

3. Drizzle water over the onion rings, and dip the onion slices into the flour mixture until they are all coated.


homemade onion rings


4. Whisk the egg and milk into the flour mixture using a fork.

5. Dip the floured rings into the batter to coat, then place on a wire rack to drain until the batter stops dripping. (Add paper towels or tin foil under the wire rack to make cleaning easier.)


onion rings recipe


6. Heat up canola oil in a pan, once hot turn on medium high.

7. Spread the bread crumbs out on a plate,and place the onion rings into the crumbs one at a time with a fork. Turn the onion rings over to make sure everything is coated with bread crumbs.  Shake the onion ring gently to remove loose bread crumbs.

8. Add the onion rings to the pan carefully with a fork, and turn once the one side is brown. Process should take about two minutes.


homemade onion rings


9. Remove the onion rings, and put on a plate covered with paper towel. Add a paper towel on top to remove excess oil as well.

10. Serve with your favorite dressing or ketshup.

falafel in pita with homemade onion rings

These homemade onion rings turned out to be delicious, and they are much better than the ones you get at fast food restaurants.

Have you ever made homemade onion rings?

  4 Responses to “Onion Rings Recipe”

  1. I have but my family said they like the take out kind better frankly I liked mine better. They eat too much junk food while they are out running around so that is why they are hooked on take out for now. Someday they will have other taste buds. When they were younger they hated take out foods.

  2. wow really looks great

  3. They look great – so golden brown and crispy! I do almost no frying, but once in a while these would be quite a treat. I, too, have used whole wheat flour when breading and could not tell the difference in the finished product.

  4. These look super! I just bought a huge box of onions at a local produce stand, so I might give this a go with the kiddos. I am sure that they would love it.

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