The Very Best Onion Rings in the World
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Seriously, these are the best I've ever eaten
Recipe type: Appetiser
Serves: 4
  • 2 large onions cut into ⅜" rings
  • ½ cup flour
  • ¼ cup cornstarch (cornflour)
  • 2 tbs mashed potato flakes
  • big pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup beer
  • panko crumbs
  • large pan of cooking oil (more wide than deep)
  1. Heat oil to 180°C
  2. Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl
  3. Add beer and whisk together - it will fizz but it will go right back down
  4. Let stand for 15 minutes
  5. Dip the onion rings in the batter
  6. Roll in panko crumbs
  7. Fry in single layer til golden brown - best if not overcooked
The first time I made these I used a deep fryer and put them in 1 by 1 and they were great. 2nd time I put them all in the basket and fried and they all stuck together, good but not orgasmic. 3rd time I used a wide frying pan and cooked heaps and they stayed in individual rings. Serving size is determined by how many rings you want. As a side dish you'd serve 4 people. One hungry man who loves onion rings could eat them all.
Recipe by Orgasmic Chef at