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crispy onion rings in a ceramic container with a side of dipping sauce

Homemade Crispy Onion Rings

Homemade Crispy Onion Rings with a secret ingredient to make them extra crunchy and delicious! Get the tips and enjoy these super crispy appetizers for game day or parties.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword homemade onion rings, onion rings batter
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 329kcal
Author Lalaine


  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons instant mashed potatoes
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne powder
  • 1 cup cold club soda
  • 3 Vidalia onions, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch thick rings
  • 3 cups Panko bread crumbs
  • oil
  • salt to taste


  • Separate cut onions into individual rings.
  • In a bowl, combine flour, cornstarch, instant mashed potatoes and cayenne powder. 
  • Add club soda and stir to combine. Set aside for about 1 minute as it slightly thickens. 
  • In a shallow dish, place panko crumbs.
  • Dip individual pieces of onions into the batter to coat and then roll in panko crumbs.
  • In a pan over medium heat, heat about 2 inches deep of oil to 350 F.
  • Add panko-coated rings in batches as needed and deep-fry, turning once or twice, for about 2 to 3 minutes or until golden and crisp. 
  • Remove from pan, drain on a wire rack and season with salt to taste.


Calories: 329kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 255mg | Potassium: 321mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 92mg | Iron: 2.4mg