Best ever onion rings in a bowl

Best ever onion rings

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 3 mins - 4 mins plus soaking

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Serves 2

Golden crispy onion rings are the undisputed king of sides. Pair with our thick-cut T-bone steak for the ultimate steak dinner

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal498
  • fat14g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs77g
  • sugars8g
  • fibre5g
  • protein9g
  • salt0.6g
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  • 2 onions, sliced into 1cm/½ in-thick rounds



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

  • 400ml buttermilk
    Buttermilk pancake mixture in bowl with whisk



    There are two types of buttermilk. Traditional buttermilk is a thin, cloudy, slightly tart but…

  • 140g plain flour
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • vegetable oil, for deep-frying
  • 50g cornflour
  • 150ml lager
  • flaked sea salt, to serve


  1. Put the onions in a large bowl, pour over the buttermilk and cover with cling film. Leave to soak at room temperature for 30 mins to 1 hr.

  2. Put 100g of the plain flour on a large plate and stir in the cayenne with a little seasoning. Drain the onion rings, then coat in the seasoned flour.

  3. Half-fill a large saucepan with the oil and heat until it reaches 180C on a probe thermometer (or until a piece of bread crisps in 20-30 secs) or heat a deep fat fryer to 180C. Make the batter by combining the remaining plain flour with the cornflour and a pinch of salt. Make a well in the centre and pour in the lager. Stir to combine until smooth.

  4. Dip each onion ring in the batter and fry for 3-4 mins or until crisp. Drain on kitchen paper and sprinkle with the salt.

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