Onion rings


  • 1 large onion, cut into 1 cm slices
  • 1 1/4 cups plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup bread crumbs
  • Salt to taste
  • Vegetable oil for frying


Separate onion slices into rings and set aside.

In a small mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt.

Dip the onion rings into the flour mixture so they are completely coated.

Whisk the egg and the milk, and add into the flour mixture.

Dredge the floured rings through the batter mixture. Drain the excess of the batter off the onion rings by leaving them on a wire rack for a couple of minutes.

Place the breadcrumbs on a plate and cover the onion rings well one by one with the crumbs.

Heat oil in a small saucepan until very hot. Add the onion rings to the oil in batches of 3 or 4. Fry for 2 – 3 minutes.

Remove and drain on kitchen paper.

Season with salt. Serve immediately.


  • These onion rings are absolutely divine! Crunchy and golden brown, they are everything onion rings should be – just make sure that you are ready to serve them immediately because cold onion rings are not a pleasant thing to eat!
  • If you don’t want to deep fry your onion rings, you can shallow fry them instead. Just make sure that you really keep an eye on them as they cook. You’ll need cook them for a little longer too so that the onion inside the batter gets a change to cook though.
  • This recipe was created by Ella Walsh for Kidspot, New Zealand’s best recipe finder.

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