They're extra crispy and deeply flavorful. Made with fresh yellow onion slices, a seasoned breading, and crunchy panko bread crumbs. It's a diner style cousin of french fries that's sure to satisfy!Makes approximately 50 onion rings.
Ready in: 40 minutesminutes
2largeyellow onions(about 12 oz each), sliced 1/3 inch thick, separated into individual rings
Pour vegetable oil into a pot. Heat to 365 degrees over medium heat (and monitor temperature). Meanwhile prepare onion rings.
In a shallow dish whisk together flour, salt, pepper, garlic powder, paprika and baking powder.
Dredge onion rings in flour mixture, shake off excess (I just do two at a time and tap together to remove extra flour back into dish). Transfer onion rings to a baking sheet, reserve remaining flour mixture.
In liquid measuring cup whisk together buttermilk and egg. Pour mixture into remaining flour mixture and whisk to blend (mixture should be similar to the consistency of pancake batter, if needed add a little more flour to thicken or buttermilk to thin).
Pour panko into a separate shallow dish.
Working with a few onion rings at a time, dip into batter mixture coating each side, shake excess batter back into dish, then transfer to panko and press and coat each side in panko.
Transfer to preheated oil and fry until golden brown, turning halfway through frying (they should only take about 20 to 30 seconds per side). Fry in batches no more than 10 at a time to not overcrowd.
Drain onto paper towel lined baking dish. Repeat process until all of the onion rings have been used up.
Serve warm with ketchup or fry sauce if desired.
Nutrition estimate based on 6 Tbsp oil being absorbed.
Serve with ketchup, fry sauce, ranch, or bbq sauce.
For a homemade fry sauce mix 1/3 cup mayonnaise, 3 Tbsp ketchup, 3/4 tsp apple cider vinegar, and 2 pinches garlic powder and paprika. Season with salt and pepper to taste.