How to Make Onion Rings and Enjoy the Extra Crispy Results

You probably think that you know how to make onion rings, but you should check this recipe and have a go at it. You will be able to make your own homemade rings with extra crisp that you love – and everything can be managed from a scratch. I promise that once you try this one, you will never want to try another recipe.

Onion rings are so popular in America – and they are tasty too! However, the biggest problem about making one at home is that they aren’t crispy enough. Well, if you have learned how to make onion rings from this recipe, you won’t have to buy another. With a total cooking time of 30 minutes, you can enjoy your own tasty rings – and you won’t have to spend a fortune for it.

how to make onion rings crispy


  • One onion
  • A tablespoon of baking powder
  • A tablespoon of smoked paprika
  • ½ cup of flour – preferably the all purpose type
  • An egg
  • ¾ cup of milk
  • A teaspoon of table salt
  • A teaspoon of ground pepper
  • Canola oil – it is for frying
  • Breadcrumbs for the coating


  1. Wash the onion thoroughly.
  2. Cut them into ¼ inch of rings
  3. Separate the rings carefully from each other. You can set aside the smaller ones that can be handy for other recipes
  4. Mix the baking powder, paprika, salt, and flour in a medium bowl
  5. Coat the onion ring (each of them) in the flour mix. Set the onion rings aside
  6. Mix the remaining flour mixture (the one that you have used to coat the onions) with egg, salt, and milk. Beat and mix well until there is no remaining lump
  7. Dip the onion ring in the mixture. Shake away to remove the excess
  8. Then coat the onion ring in breadcrumbs. Make sure to do it one by one
  9. Fry the onion rings. You can use a frying pot or regular fryer with oil. Make sure that it is hot enough so you won’t have to fry it for a long time.
  10. Your onion rings are ready to serve


how to make onion rings

  • You are free to use whatever types of onions, but the best ones are the white onion or the yellow one. Somehow, they will result in tastier and crispier rings when compared to other varieties
  • Onion rings aren’t common in Mexico. However, they are perfect accompaniment for some classic Mexican dishes, such as Tacos Al Pastor, Chicken Tortilla Soup, or Carne Asada. When you serve these dishes, no one would want to leave your table!
  • Feel free to use a frying pan to cook the rings. However, a fryer or a pot is better because it is deep enough to allow full submerge of the rings. To get crispier result, fry only 4 rings at a time. It will allow perfect cooking and they won’t pile up one after another
  • Make sure to use a sharp knife when cutting the onions. You can to create clean cut, not the jagged or serrated ones. The clean cut will go well with the even coating.

Once you know how to make onion rings with this recipe, you will never buy again and you will make it quite often – probably a few days in a week!

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