The Best Crispy Onion Rings You Will Ever Make

The Best Crispy Onion Rings You Will Ever Make

Today I am sharing a wonderful recipe for Crispy Onion Rings. Once you try them you won't need any other recipe.  So quick and easy just slice the onions, prepare the batter, dip, and then fry.
Yellow Or White Onions
All-Purpose Flour
Cayenne Pepper
Seasoned Salt
Black Pepper
Canola Oil
Once you make this onion ring recipe, you’ll wonder why you don’t do it more often!
Large Pot….everyone cook needs a large pot.
Long Stem Thermometer….make sure your oil is the right temperature for frying.
Spider Strainer…..this will become your favorite kitchen tool for frying
Tongs….. a kitchen essential.
Your family is going to love these homemade onion rings! They are extra crispy and go with so many foods.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 19 minutes
Total Time 29 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American


  • 2 1/2 cups  flour
  • 3 tbsp  seasoned salt
  • 2 tbsps  yellow corn meal
  • 2 tsps  black pepper
  • 2 tsps  paprika
  • 1 tsp  cayenne pepper
  • 2  onions sliced into ⅓-½ inch rings
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • Vegetable oil for frying


  • Add flour, seasoned salt, corn meal, black pepper, paprika, and cayenne pepper to a paper bag and shake to mix well.
  • Dip each onion ring into seasoned flour then dip into buttermilk then back into seasoned flour coating all sides. Put each battered onion ring on a parchment covered baking sheet to rest until all onion rings are battered
  • While coating sets, add 3-3 ½ inches of oil to a cast iron or heavy bottom pot and heat over medium high heat. Also turn on oven to 275 degrees.
  • Fry on each side until golden brown then remove and place on paper towels to drain.
  • Add finished rings to a parchment paper lined baking sheet and place in the oven to keep warm until all are fried. Serve when ready.
Keyword crispy onion rings, homemade onion rings