Crispy Onion Rings

5 from 6 reviews


  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • big pinch cayenne pepper
  • several shakes black pepper
  • 1 cup cold club soda
  • 23 cups Panko bread crumbs (this is important!)
  • 2 large sweet onions
  • 23 cups vegetable oil for frying
  • fine salt


  1. Whisk together flour, cornstarch, spices, club soda until smooth. Refrigerate 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile spread Panko in a shallow bowl and cut onions into thick 3/4″ rings.
  3. Heat oil to 350ºF
  4. Stir batter once more, thinning with additional water if necessary (should be a little thicker than pancake batter) and use a fork to dip onion rings into batter.
  5. Let excess drip off, then coat in Panko.
  6. Fry onion rings 2-3 minutes until golden.
  7. Drain on paper, sprinkle with salt, serve hot.

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