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Onion rings are one of my favorite appetizers to make – especially for game time parties and more. Not only are these onion rings easy to make, but they are extra crispy and delicious! Scroll the to the bottom of the post for video instructions!
Onion rings are a very popular snack food here in the United States that you can find in pretty much any fast food restaurant. While they are pretty easy to make, it can be hard to get them to be perfectly crispy when making them at home. This onion rings recipe will ensure that they come out perfectly crispy and that they will be a hit with everyone!
We are big sports fans here in our house, which means that we. Of course we have to have lots of delicious snacks to munch on while watching the game and these extra crispy onion rings are a perfect option!
We start by cutting the onions into rings about ¼ of an inch thick, separating them from each other very carefully. This recipe works best with the big and medium sized rings, but instead of wasting the small rings, save them in a bag for other recipes that use onions.
The next step is to prepare the breading by combining the flour, the baking powder, the salt and the paprika (you can replace this with chili powder, or omit it completely if you don’t have it on hand). Mix well and coat each onion ring with the mix before shaking to remove excess flour.
Next, in another bowl we combine the milk, the pepper and the egg and beat until well combined. Add the remaining flour mixture and stir until no lumps remain. Coat each onion ring in this mixture as well and then coat in bread crumbs.
The final step is to fry in a fryer or in a pot with enough oil to cover the onion rings. I recommend adding about 3-4 onion rings at a time so that it is less likely that they burn. Once ready, pat dry with some paper towels to get rid of the excess oil.
Enjoy these onion rings with your favorite sauce – I recommend our homemade ranch – they go perfectly together!