Fried Onion Rings

by , Updated April 21, 2017
fried onion rings
Diana Rattray

Onion rings are battered with cornmeal batter then they're deep-fried in batches until golden brown.

Prep Time: 35 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 47 minutes



  1. Heat oil to 370 F.
  2. Peel onions and slice into rounds about 1/4-inch thick. Separate the rings and soak in milk for 15 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in a bowl, mix cornmeal, flour, salt, pepper, melted shortening, egg, and 1 2/3 cups milk to make the batter.
  4. Put about 1/2 cup of flour in another bowl.
  5. Drain onion rings; dip in the flour and then in the batter; shake off excess.
  6. Fry onion rings in batches in the hot oil for 2 to 3 minutes, or until golden brown.


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