This recipe for onion rings is so easy and so amazingly crispy, you can now make up for all those years of deep-fried denial by making these at home.
- ½ cup all-purpose flour
- ¼ cup cornstarch
- 2 tablespoons dry potato flakes
- ⅓ teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste
- 1 cup chilled club soda
- 2 cups panko bread crumbs, or as needed
- 2 cups vegetable oil for frying
- 2 large onions, cut into 1/4-inch thick slices and separated into rings
- fine salt to taste
- 1 Whisk together flour, cornstarch, dry potato flakes, and cayenne pepper in a large bowl. Whisk in club soda to make a smooth batter.
- 2 Place panko bread crumbs in a shallow bowl.
- 3 Heat oil in a deep fryer or large saucepan to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
- 4 Place a few onion rings at a time into the bowl of batter and turn to coat all sides with batter.
- 5 Remove onion rings from batter and place into pan of panko bread crumbs; turn to coat completely with crumbs.
- 6 Cook a few rings at a time in the hot oil until golden brown, about 2 to 3 minutes.
- 7 Transfer to a cooling rack set over paper towels to drain. Season with salt to taste and serve.
- Calories 178.7
- Carbohydrate 32.5 g
- Fat 6.5 g
- Fiber 0.9 g
- Protein 4.1 g
- Saturated Fat 1 g
- Sodium 135.8 mg
- Sugar 1.6 g