Onion rings recipe

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Try our delicious onion rings recipe - it's quick, easy and tasty too! This classic onion rings recipe is sure to become a family weekend favourite

Onion rings recipe
  • Vegetarian
  • healthy
Preparation Time5 mins
Cooking Time10 mins
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories215 Kcal11%
Sugar9.7 g11%
Fat8.1 g12%
Saturated Fat1.2 g6%
Salt0.29 gRow 4 - Cell 2
Protein6.7 g13%
Carbohydrates29.3 g11%
Salt0.29 gRow 7 - Cell 2

We’ll be serving these crispy onion rings at our next summer BBQ.

Golden, crunchy and oh so moreish - these onion rings deliver on taste and texture. Our shallow fry onion rings give you restaurant-worthy results in the comfort of your own kitchen and all within 15 minutes. Serve them as a side with a chunky homemade chutney or creamy lemon and herb mayonnaise. We’ll be piling them on top of a juicy beef or halloumi burger, for a classic British pub grub experience.


  • 100g (4oz) plain flour
  • 1 egg
  • 150ml (¼ pt) milk
  • 1-2tsp mild mustard
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper for seasoning
  • 2 large Spanish onions
  • vegetable oil




  1. Place the flour in a large bowl. Make a well in centre and break the egg into it. Beat lightly then gradually pour in the milk.
  2. Continue beating milk and egg, incorporating all the flour, to make a smooth batter. Whisk in the mustard and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  3. Peel Spanish onions and cut into thick slices. Separate slices into rings. Dip each ring in batter and shallow-fry in hot vegetable oil for 1-2 mins, turning once, until golden brown. Drain and serve with salsa to dip.

Top tips for making onion rings:

Soak your sliced onions in cold water before coating them in the batter. This will dilute their sulfur content - making your onion rings slightly sweeter. 

White or brown onions tend to work best in onion rings, as the high sugar content in red onions makes them more likely to burn. 

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Jessica Dady
Food Editor

Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodTo and has over 11 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodTo, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create how-to videos exclusively for GoodtoEat - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies