Onion rings

Onion rings

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(5 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins


Serves 2
You can rustle up these crispy bites with a few storecupboard ingredients - sparkling water is the key to a really light batter

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian


  • kcalories348
  • fat12g
  • saturates2.3g
  • carbs54g
  • sugars7.2g
  • fibre4.8g
  • protein7g
  • salt0.6g
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  • 1 large onion, cut into 1cm slices, rings separated



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • groundnut oil, for deep frying
  • 150g self-raising flour
  • 180ml sparkling water

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  1. Use a fork to steady your onion. Slice the onion into rings about 1cm wide. Remove the skin and separate the rings.

  2. Heat the oil to 180C in a heavy-based pan – it should be no more than 1/ 3 full.

  3. Meanwhile put the flour and sparkling water in a bowl and season generously. Whisk together to form a batter.

  4. Coat a small batch of onion rings in batter. Carefully lower into the hot oil and deep-fry until crisp and golden, about 2 - 3 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and place on a piece of kitchen towel to drain. Repeat with the remaining onion and batter.

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Comments (8)

rdboon's picture
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The first time I made these as per the recipe and though good - i.e. crispy and light, they were somewhat lacking in flavour. Second time I added more seasoning, replaced the water with bottled lager, and crucially - added a heap of Cajun seasoning - the result? - Put it this way, I can't stop thinking about how unbelievably good they were! Best home onion rings recipe I've come across (now I've adapted it), and believe me I've tried a few!

Rothamo's picture
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Lovely! Think I will try them with lager next time or a bit of spice to give them more flavour but they were great and much better than frozen bought.

mickey1981's picture
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Really good, nice and easy to do. I used my home grown oninons.

bawang goreng's picture

wow i think your recipe can be my idea to create new product Bawang Goreng , i hope i can do it.

mandybatty's picture

Really easy and quick recipe. I used bottled lager instead of fizzy water and it was love lovely. Won't be buying onion rings against.

ZaraK2C's picture

These are delicious, I won't be buying frozen onion rings again.
I added plenty of seasoning & used olive oil.

heatherjdw's picture
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Best onion rings, rivals anything had in a restaurant. Needs quite a bit of seasoning though. Recommend that only put a few into fryer at a time as they easily stick together.

Sehale89's picture

A good batter. Light and crisp. I used beer instead of sparkling water as I had that in the house.
Also used some Cajun spice, would recommend salt and pepper at the very least.
Sunflower oil seemed to work as well as groundnut.

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