Onion rings

Onion rings

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(17 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins

Easy

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

Nutrition:

  • kcal348
  • fat12g
  • saturates2.3g
  • carbs54g
  • sugars7.2g
  • fibre4.8g
  • protein7g
  • salt0.6g
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Ingredients

  • 1 large onion, cut into 1cm slices, rings separated
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

    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

Method

  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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James Mckinnon
21st Feb, 2020
5.05
I've gone to the effort to sign in just to say, this actually works. Couldn't be bothered to go and buy onion rings, thought 'how hard can it be' I used a tin of foster's that I was currently drinking and threw in far too much paprika that was 4 years old and oh my God, it's a real thing. Also, the oil was as hot as lava as I was distracted so had to move fast and keep the onions warm in the oven. The genius bit (even if I say so myself) was chucking in two chicken breasts that were on the turn into the batter, then putting them in the oil. The left over little bits of onion stuck to the chicken, which then had some kind of paprika beer crust, which I then smashed between two bits of bread. I kid you not, this is better than the greatest meals I have eaten in restaurants. I will now scatter some rocket on this, elegantly place inside an organic brioche bun, add some artisan chutney and serve with carbonated craft ale onion rings and my posh friends will think I'm Gordon Ramsay .
kralph
20th Nov, 2018
4.05
I followed the recipe and loved them. Crisp and light, however on reading the comments will definitely try with beer and Cajun spice. Yum!
davehuck
4th Jan, 2017
5.05
Read the comments before I made these and used tinned lager instead of sparkling water and added a teaspoon of salt and half a teaspoon of Cajun spice. I cooked them in a standard deep fat fryer with crisp n Dry Vegetable oil ... turning them several times to ensure they were brown on each side. They turned out fantastic. My family could not get enough of them. I don't think I will ever get away with feeding them the Supermarket frozen rings again. Very simple to make and they taste awesome
rdboon
8th Apr, 2015
4.05
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
1st Feb, 2015
4.05
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
9th Nov, 2014
5.05
Really good, nice and easy to do. I used my home grown oninons.
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bawang goreng
31st Aug, 2014
wow i think your recipe can be my idea to create new product Bawang Goreng , i hope i can do it.
mandybatty
19th Jul, 2014
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
28th May, 2014
These are delicious, I won't be buying frozen onion rings again. I added plenty of seasoning & used olive oil.
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heatherjdw
15th Feb, 2014
5.05
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.

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Yorksdadwindsor
4th Oct, 2017
Hi all, before the frying, could I freeze these? And if so, how? Thanks in advance
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goodfoodteam
6th Oct, 2017
Thanks for your question. The sparkling water adds a lightness to the batter which would be lost if frozen. We'd suggest preparing them from start to finish for best results.
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