Onion Rings – Version 1
Those of you who follow me know how much I don’t like to fry foods. However, onion rings just need to be fried in my opinion. We have an air fryer but I’m just not crazy about them fixed that way or baking them in the oven. I will post any Onion Rings that we think tastes good fried and this is the first. So I am going to experiment with some different recipes and call this one Version – 1.
Ingredients – and pepper!
In a small bowl, whisk the egg with a fork.
Add the flour, salt, pepper and Parmesan Cheese mixing well.
In a large frying pan heat oil (about 1” deep) to 350 degrees.
Drop the onion rings, one at a time, completely into the batter.
Lift the onion ring up and let some of the batter drip off.
Carefully place the onion rings into the hot oil.
Once the bottom side is golden brown, use tongs and carefully
flip the onion rings over browning the opposite side.
When both sides are golden brown, remove from the
oil and place onto a paper towel lined plate then serve.
Onion Rings - Version 1
- 1 large Vidalia onion peeled, sliced and separated into rings
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp salt or to taste
- 1/8 tsp pepper
- vegetable oil for frying
- In a small bowl, whisk the egg with a fork.
- Add the flour, salt, pepper and Parmesan cheese mixing well with the egg.
- In a large frying pan over medium heat, heat about 1″ of oil to 350 degrees.
- Dip the onion rings, one at a time, into the batter coating both sides. Using tongs, pick up the onion ring letting some of the batter drip off.
- Carefully drop the coated onion rings into the hot oil.
- Once the onion rings turns a golden brown on the bottom, flip them over and fry the other side golden brown.
- Remove the onion rings to a paper towel lined plate then serve.
Categories: Snacks/Appetizers, Vegetables/Slaws/Salads
Looks awesome! 🙂
Thank you can’t go wrong with Onion Rings…lol
Haha.. Absolutely! 😉
Parmesan cheese! Now that’s a delicious sounding twist. And yes. Anyone who does anything but deep fry onion rings needs to be slapped upside the head. 😑
Hahaha I’m glad I’m not alone! Thank you Blaine!
These look delicious Diane! Thanks for sharing
Thank you Cate and you are so welcome!
Wow! These look great! 😋
Thank you Christy we love the Vidalia Onion because it is so sweet and makes these taste so good!
In every instance I’ve tried to make onion rings, the batter seems to fall off while they’re frying so there ends up being bare spots of onion (not pretty). Maybe it’s because I’m not using egg. I’ll try this method instead, because yours look the way I WANT mine to look!
Aw thank you! This simple batter stuck really well. Cut your onions rings, separate them and let them sit while you prepare the batter and heat up the oil. That way thy dry out allowing the batter to stick even better.
One of the five food groups!
Hahaha good one!
You’re making me Hungry! These look delicious. I am definitely going to try. Thanks!
If you can use the Vidalia onion…so sweet!
I most definitely will!
Thank you the Vidalia Onion is so sweet!
Looks too yum
Wonderful snack, it looks absolutely delicious ! Now I would love to add cheese into the batter while making fritters.
Oh yeah! Sounds good to me…lol
Love the idea of adding parmesan to the batter!
Me too just more flavor! Thank you and have a great week Jacquie!
I love fried food too much!
I use to eat it all the time but now that I’m older…well😞
I’m not a fan of onion rings, but I have seen them prepared by soaking them overnight in buttermilk and then prepping them for frying. Looks good though.
Interesting! I have never heard of them soaking in buttermilk. I may have to research that one. Thanks!
Better than fries in my opinion.
I agree Linda if they are made with a sweet onion. So good!
French fries I mean …
I absolutely love onion rings made with Vidalia onions as they have a sweetness to them. Thanks so much for this Diane
You’re welcome and I’m glad I’m not the only one who loves the Vidalia onion!