Park Slope Recipes from Tiny New York Kitchen: Victoria's Onion Rings

Sometimes you need to indulge, and onion rings are a great treat to satisfy your taste buds.

Victoria's Onion Rings

I allow myself the treat of eating onion rings about once a year. They are so naughty, but so good. Here is a great basic onion ring recipe. I made them with grilled burgers this evening.


  • 3/4 Cup Unbleached Flour
  • 2/3 Cup Milk
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Tablespoon Vegetable Oil
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 4 Sliced Medium Yellow or White Onions
  • 1 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • Deep Fryer or Large Skillet Filled With Vegetable Oil

To make the batter combine the flour, milk, egg and 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in
a medium size bowl. Whisk the batter until it is nice and smooth.

In a large skillet or deep fryer heat the oil to 375° F. Slice the onions into 1/4-inch thick slices and separate into rings. Using tongs or a fork, dip the onion rings into the batter. Drain off the excess batter. Fry the onion rings in the hot oil for 3 minutes. Be careful to fry only a few at a time so that you do not crowd the pan. You will want the onion rings to be golden brown. Stir once with a fork to make sure the rings stay separate.

Remove the onion rings from the oil make sure to drain on a paper towel. Transfer to a serving platter and salt with 1 teaspoon kosher salt. Serves 6 people. 

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Parksloper August 27, 2012 at 05:46 PM
Once a year? It's not crack. Why are people so afraid of the food police. Everything. In. Moderation. That said, the recipe sounds good. Buttermilk works equally well.
Patti August 28, 2012 at 06:22 PM
Hi Victoria, I used to make Onion Rings back in the day when I first got married (43 yrs ago). Recently, I've been looking for that ole favorite recipe with no success. I tried your recipe and walla...........it's the best. Thanks again. Patti
Victoria Hart Glavin August 30, 2012 at 04:55 PM
Right you are Parksloper! We shouldn't be afraid of the food police. Everything in monderation. Perhaps I'll but it up to twice a year. :) Buttermilk does work equally well. Thanks for your comment and have a great Labor Day Weekend!
Victoria Hart Glavin August 30, 2012 at 04:57 PM
Patti, I am so glad that your are back to making onion rings! OMG Walla Walla onions are THE BEST!!!! When I lived in the Pacific NW I used to get them often. Such a treat when they were in season. Thanks for your comment and have a great Labor Day Weekend!


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