Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen
Save Recipe Print
Total:
35 min
Active:
15 min
Yield:
about 4 to 6 side dish serving
Level:
None

Ingredients

Directions

Put the onions in a large bowl and cover with milk. Let soak for 30 minutes. 

Meanwhile, using a fine-sieve over a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, 2 teaspoons salt, chili powder, and cumin, if using. Stir in the beer until a smooth batter is formed. Set aside. 

Drain the onions and transfer to a paper towel-lined baking sheet. Blot the onions with paper towels until dry. 

In a large, wide heavy-bottomed pot, pour in the oil to a depth of about 2 inches. Place over medium heat and heat to 400 degrees F. (The oil must be heated to 400 degrees F. since the temperature drops oil to about 375 degrees F. when the onions are added.) 

Working in batches, transfer about 8 to 10 of the onions to the batter and mix to coat well. Using tongs, pull several of the onions out of the batter, and let any excess batter fall back into the bowl. Carefully add to the oil and fry, flipping once, until golden brown and crispy, about 3 1/2 minutes per batch. Using the tongs, transfer to a dry paper towel-lined baking sheet to drain. Sprinkle with salt to taste. Repeat with the remaining onions. Serve immediately. 

Cook's Note

If you would like onion rings with a thicker, puffier crust, dredge the onions in flour before adding them to the batter.

Trending Videos 6 Videos

Get the recipe

Grilled Sheet Pan Paella 00:48

A grill and a sheet pan are all you need to whip up paella for a crowd.

Similar Topics:

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Crispy Chickpeas

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Crispy Baked 'Fried' Chicken

Recipe courtesy of Cat Cora

Rib Eye Steak with Onion Blue Cheese Sauce

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Crispy Vidalia Onion Rings in Buttermilk Batter

Recipe courtesy of Tanya Holland

Veal Breast and Turkey Loaf with Crispy Onion Rings

Recipe courtesy of Michael Lomonaco

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          Get Cooking

          Food Network Apps

          In the Kitchen

          Get over 70,000 FN recipes on all your mobile devices.

          Facebook Messenger

          Ask our bot for recipes, meal ideas and daily food trivia.