caramelised deep fried onion rings

Fried onion rings is a super delicious side dish that works miracles with burgers and red meat in general, giving an extra taste to that already perfect plate you have prepared.

Deep fried onion rings is a simple recipe made out of the simplest ingredients, yet it takes some time to be prepared and cooked, but it is worth all the effort since its unique sweet taste and crunchy feeling in your mouth combines perfectly with your main course.

For the recipe it’s best to use red onions since they are sweeter and to cut them about 1 cm thick so as to fry them perfectly. Frying takes a bit of time so I would suggest that you use a big pan and put all the battered onion rings in, so they all cook at once.

Onion rings is a side dish for demanding taste lovers with a quite a strong stomach since they tend to be quite heavy on the stomach after you eat them. Mixing them with that battered sauce and garlic salt, adds to the taste making them even more delicious. One is never enough, and you find yourself eating them non-stop, so you need to be a bit careful on how many you eat. Personally, I love my onion rings with my homemade burger and with my steak and French fries but most of the time I avoid cooking them because they tend to be heavy and I can’t stop eating them.

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Serves: 2

Level of difficulty: 4/5






  • For the batter:
  • 1 free-range egg
  • 1 glass of skimmed milk
  • For the rings:
  • 2 medium size red onions cut in ½ inch (1 cm) slices, rings separated
  • 1 glass of self-rising flour
  • 2-3 pinches of garlic salt
  • 2 tablespoons of minced dry garlic
  • 1 generous tablespoon of baking powder
  • For the frying:
  • 1 deep pan or casserole
  • Sunflower oil to cover nearly ½ of your pan



To prepare the batter pure the milk in a deep bowl and add the egg, ten whisk until you get a soft mixture.

Soak in the onion rings and leave them to stand from 10 minutes to two hours (it is up to you to decide the time).

Pour the sunflower oil  in a deep-frying pan or casserole and heat it well (be extra careful so as you don’t burn the oil).

In the meantime, put the flour, salt, garlic and baking powder in a deep plastic bowl and mix them well.

Remove the onion rings from the batter and coat them well with the flour mixture.

Place the onion rings in the hot oil and cook for 2-3 minutes or until they turn crispy golden-brown.

Remove the onions and place them in a big plate where you have already placed some kitchen paper and leave them to stand for a few minutes to absorb the excess oil.