Recipe courtesy of Vidalia Onion Committee

The Absolute Best Fried Vidalia Onion Rings

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  • Total: 30 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 20 min
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Several large Vidalia onions

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1 egg, separated

3/4 cup milk

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

Peanut oil, for deep-frying


  1. Slice onions into rings. In 1 bowl, mix together flour, salt and baking powder. In another bowl, beat egg yolk, then stir in milk and vegetable oil. Combine wet and dry ingredients, stir until smooth. In a third bowl, beat egg white until soft peaks form, then fold into egg-flour mixture, stirring until smooth. Dip onion rings into batter and deep fry.