Crispy Thin Onion Rings Recipe

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Carrie James Modified: March 22, 2022
Crispy Thin Onion Rings Recipe

How To Make Crispy Thin Onion Rings

Cop your favorite steakhouse-style onion rings with this easy-to-follow recipe. All you need are 5 ingredients to make a light and crispy treat.

Preparation: 40 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Cool Time: 2 hours
Total: 2 hours 50 minutes



  • 4medium white onions
  • 1cupwhole milk,or 2%
  • 3eggs,beaten
  • 1tspsalt
  • 2cupspancake mix
  • Canola oil,for frying


  1. Slice onions into rings ¼-inch thick.

  2. In a large ziplock bag, add the onions, eggs, milk and salt.

  3. Close the bag tightly with some air in it so it is kind of like a pillow and carefully shake until all combined.

  4. Let the air out, reclose and put in the fridge for 2 hours.

  5. Drain the onions and toss with the pancake mix.

  6. Using tongs, tap excess pancake mix off onions against the side of the bag.

  7. In a cast-iron skillet, add oil ⅓ the way up the pan.

  8. Fry rings for 1 to 2 minutes or until golden brown.

  9. Drain fried onion rings on brown paper bag or on a cooling rack.


  • Calories: 200.58kcal
  • Fat: 4.97g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.32g
  • Trans Fat: 0.01g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 2.12g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.11g
  • Carbohydrates: 31.57g
  • Fiber: 0.94g
  • Sugar: 3.93g
  • Protein: 8.07g
  • Cholesterol: 63.03mg
  • Sodium: 534.86mg
  • Calcium: 213.30mg
  • Potassium: 298.56mg
  • Iron: 3.15mg
  • Vitamin A: 40.53µg
  • Vitamin C: 4.07mg
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