Onion rings are one of those things that always seem to taste better when you’re eating out, compared to when you make a batch at home.
For some reason it’s a recipe that doesn’t seem easy to master. Whether that’s because your fryer isn’t as high quality as the one at the diner, or because you’re not a trained chef, wouldn’t it be great to be able to perfect that crispness you love so much?
This list of the 14 easy ways to cook onion rings will help you solve the problem and create some truly delicious onion rings that wouldn’t look out of place on the side of your gourmet burger at a gourmet burger shack.
Some have an added Cajun kick to satisfy spice enthusiasts, whilst some work best with a tasty dip to dunk your rings into.
Whatever your preference, you’re sure to find a recipe you like in the examples below.
1. Salted Onion Rings
Probably just the flavor you’re used to. When a burger or a dog isn’t enough, most people will choose to add on a few onion rings to the side of their dish. Why wouldn’t you? Especially when they taste this great and are so easy to make. Here’s how…
Preparation: 20 Minutes
Cooking Time: 10 Minutes
- 1 large onion
- 3 beaten eggs
- 1 cup flour
- Tablespoon salt
- 2 cups vegetable oil
1. Mix the flour and the salt together in a bowl. Alternatively, you could combine the two in a sandwich bag and give it a really good shake in the process.
2. Beat the eggs in a bowl and add any extra seasoning you want. We’re keeping it super simple here with nothing but the salt. Sometimes less is more.
3. With the oil in a large pan, you need to get the temperature up to around 360 F and then you’re nearly ready to get going with the onions.
4. Chop the onions into thick-cut slices and separate the rings. This is where it gets a little messy and really quite fun. Dip the rings into the eggs and then into the container with the flour and salt mixture in. You can be quite generous with the coating that each ring gets.
5. Finally, drop the rings into the pan and allow them to brown for around 2 minutes on each side before turning.
6. Take the rings put of the oil, place onto a paper towel and allow them to dry before serving with a sprinkling of salt and your favorite sauce.