Fried Onion Rings

Makes: 20 servings at 26o each. Prep: 20 minutes. Stand: 30 minutes. Cook: about 30 minutes.

Fried Onion Rings
Servings: 20 Prep 20 mins Cook 200°F 30 mins Stand 30 mins


  • 2 large sweet onions, such as Vidalia or Maui, peeled and ends trimmed
  • 1 1/2 cups plus 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup corn flake crumbs
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried Italian herb seasoning
  • 1 12 ounce can light beer, at room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 6 cups vegetable oil, for frying
  • 3 large egg whites, lightly beaten

Make It

1. Cut onions into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Separate slices into individual rings (about 60 rings). Place in large bowl; add enough cool water to cover. Set aside.

2. In medium-size bowl, whisk together the 1-1/2 cups flour, the corn flake crumbs, sugar, salt and Italian seasoning. Stir in beer and oil. Let stand 30 minutes.

3. Pour the 6 cups oil into large saucepot or deep-fat fryer. Heat oil over medium-high heat until it registers 360 degrees F to 375 degrees F on deep-fat frying thermometer, about 20 minutes. Adjust heat as needed to maintain the temperature while frying.

4. Drain onion slices; toss with the remaining 1/4 cup flour in large bowl.

5. Stir lightly beaten egg whites into the beer batter. Heat oven to 200 degrees F.

6. Place 5 or 6 onion rings into beer batter; swirl rings around in bowl. With metal tongs, carefully lift batter-coated rings, allowing excess batter to drip back into bowl, and slip rings into hot oil. Cook about 2 to 3 minutes or until golden and crispy. Using a metal slotted spoon or skimmer, transfer rings to paper-towel lined baking sheet.

7. Place baking sheet in 200 degrees F oven to keep onion rings warm while preparing remaining rings. Sprinkle with additional salt before serving, if desired. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 20; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 162, Fat, total (g): 10, chol. (mg): , sat. fat (g): 1, carb. (g): 14, fiber (g): 1, pro. (g): 2, sodium (mg): 113, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.