Copycat TGI Friday’s Onion Rings Recipe

This onion ring recipe tastes like a side from TGI Friday’s, but saves you the trip. Whip this classic dish up to enjoy a fast food dish in the comfort of your own home!

Copycat TGI Friday’s Onion Rings Recipe

How To Make Copycat TGI Friday's Onion Rings

Marinate Time: 20 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 35 mins


  • vegetable oil, for frying
  • tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 large yellow onions, (12 oz), cut into thick rings
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 12 oz cold beer, of your choice, preferably medium-bodied

To Serve:

  • marinara sauce


  1. Marinate the onion rings in the buttermilk for at least 20 minutes. Set aside.

  2. Heat about 1-inch of oil in a cooking pot at 350 degrees F.

  3. To make the batter, mix together 1 cup of flour, salt, pepper, and garlic powder in a bowl.

  4. Mix the beer with the rest of the flour in a separate bowl.

  5. Drain off the onion rings from the buttermilk. Dredge the onion rings in seasoned flour and dip the rings in the flour and beer mixture until evenly coated.

  6. Fry the onion rings until they turn golden brown. Remove them from the pot and let them dry on a stack of paper towels.

  7. Stack them up on a serving bowl or plate, then serve together with marinara sauce, or any sauce of your choice.


  • Sugar: 8g
  • :
  • Calcium: 172mg
  • Calories: 427kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 76g
  • Cholesterol: 13mg
  • Fat: 5g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Iron: 4mg
  • Potassium: 388mg
  • Protein: 13g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Sodium: 1298mg
  • Vitamin A: 203IU
  • Vitamin C: 4mg
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