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How to Make Onion Rings

How to Make Onion Rings

How to Make Onion Rings

Onion rings are a favorite accompaniment to American classics, such as hamburgers and hot dogs. Serve onion rings with ketchup or blue cheese dressing for dipping. Makes enough for about six people.


  • To give your onion rings an extra kick, add cayenne to the flour mixture.
  • Try using sweet white onions, such as Maui, Vidalia, or Walla Walla.


  1. Heat oil to 375 degrees in a large kettle. Measure the temperature with a deep-frying thermometer.
  2. Separate egg whites from yolks and pour whites into a saucer.
  3. Sift flour, salt and pepper in a bowl.
  4. Pour flour mixture onto a piece of wax paper.
  5. Cut the ends off the onions and slice them into thick rings - from 1/2 to 1 inch wide.
  6. Dip onion rings into egg whites.
  7. Place the onion rings on the wax paper and cover them with flour. Knock off excess.
  8. When you've got five or so rings coated, carefully place onion rings in hot oil. Don't crowd the pan, or the temperature will drop and the rings will get greasy.
  9. Cook until brown, approximately 2 minutes.
  10. Use a slotted spoon to remove rings from oil.
  11. Place onion rings on paper towels to drain.
  12. Keep rings warm in a low (250 degree F) oven or serve immediately while you make the next batch.


Be very careful when cooking with hot oil.


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