Recipe By T
Published Mar 21st
Prep 10m Cook 10m Additional - Ready In 20m
Servings 4 servings Calories 329.6

A slightly sweet batter makes these crispy rings extra special and delicious! You may want to double or triple the recipe.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 quart oil for frying
  • 1 cup dry pancake mix
  • 1 large Spanish onion, sliced into rings

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Heat the oil in a large, deep skillet over medium high heat.
  2. 2 Prepare pancake mix according to package directions.
  3. 3 One at a time, dip Spanish onion rings into the prepared pancake batter, then into the hot oil. Fry until crispy and browned, about 3 minutes. Drain on paper towels.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 329.6
  • Carbohydrate 29.1 g
  • Fat 22.6 g
  • Fiber 0.6 g
  • Protein 3.3 g
  • Saturated Fat 2.8 g
  • Sodium 485.1 mg
  • Sugar 1.6 g

Chef's Notes

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.


  1. Not bad but not great. The batter coated and stayed on the onions well. This is my first time deep frying but the recipe worked well. It lacked any real flavor it tasted just like the recipe says. I liked the slightly sweet flavor but everytime I had a bite I couldn't help but think - Read more ...
  2. WOW!! I used Krusteez pancake batter and it was perfect! It didn't even need salt. I used the batter for french fries and that was awesome too but with potatoes it did need some seasoning. I will never have to order onion rings again! Super Super Super! (Do make sure your oil is hot enough--mine - Read more ...
  3. I felt that this recipe required some seasoning so I added my usual garlic and onion powders, a special blend of bread dipping spices, hot sauce and I replaced the liquid with beer. Even though I dressed this up a bit, I'm still giving this recipe five stars because using pancake mix is ingenious. I - Read more ...
  4. I was so excited to see that pancake mix was used in this. I'd never thought of it and I have struggled for years to get my batter just right and now I can say NO MORE STRUGGLING. I used this recipe and added a little season-all for a spicy kick. WOO HOO.
  5. Are there even words to express how GOOD these are? we are a family of 9 and we all loved these. I have never made onion rings before.I had a bunch of brown onions and needed to use them up.I used buttermilk pancake mix that said to mix with water not milk.I added some salt - Read more ...
  6. These were so easy and yet so good! I used buttermilk pancake mix and I didn't have enough milk that the box called for so I used evaporated milk for the rest. I also added some salt and pepper to the batter. Most of my children don't eat onions or onion rings but they all - Read more ...
  7. My kind of recipe! I used Krusteaz Buttermilk Pancake Mix that only needs water added. Even my husband liked these and he is not usually a fan of onion rings.
  8. This batter was really good. I coated the rings in the dry pancake batter to start with and then put them aside. Then I used 1 cup of beer in place of the liquid and added lots of seasoned salt. Then when they came out I sprinkled with salt. The only problem was that I - Read more ...
  9. Fun recipe. I had just bought a huge bag of "just add water" pancake mix from my warehouse store and wanted to find some other way to use it up. I heated up my electric fryer to 350 degrees F. I added a few teaspoons of spicy powdered seasoning until the mix was slightly pink - Read more ...

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