Onion rings with homemade spicy ranch

Based on 4 ratings

“There are two camps when it comes to onion rings: breaded or battered. While I like both, I find the breaded versions easier to eat. They’re not as heavy and every bite is filled with onion as opposed to the stringy-onion-pull you can sometimes come across with thickly battered rings. Panko breadcrumbs give that super light, crisp texture, but you can use “regular” breadcrumbs as well. If you want to make a bigger batch and save your leftovers, transfer the fried, cooled onion rings to baking sheets or plates and freeze for about 10 min., or until firm. Transfer to resealable plastic bags and freeze for up to 1 week. Reheat on a parchment-lined oven rack for about 8 min., in a hot oven (about 200°C/425°F).”

Difficulty

Easy 👌
30
min.
Preparation
0
min.
Baking
0
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-2+
300 g onions
5 g parsley
5 g chives
50 ml buttermilk
50 g mayonnaise
60 g sour cream
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp Tabasco
1 clove garlic
160 g flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
240 ml milk
egg
200 g panko breadcrumbs
salt
pepper
vegetable oil (for frying)
lemon (for serving)
Metric
Imperial

Utensils

  • cutting board
  • knife
  • 3 bowls
  • fine grater
  • whisk
  • plate
  • tweezers
  • baking sheet
  • pot (heavy-bottomed)
  • wire rack
  • paper towels
  • Step 1/5

    Mince parsley and chives. Add buttermilk, mayonnaise, sour cream, lemon juice, and tabasco to a small bowl. Peel garlic and grate into the bowl. Add herbs to the dressing and mix to combine. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Set aside.
    • 5 g parsley
    • 5 g chives
    • 50 ml buttermilk
    • 50 g mayonnaise
    • 60 g sour cream
    • 1 tbsp lemon juice
    • 1 tbsp Tabasco
    • 1 clove garlic
    • salt
    • pepper
    • cutting board
    • knife
    • bowl
    • fine grater
    • whisk

    Mince parsley and chives. Add buttermilk, mayonnaise, sour cream, lemon juice, and tabasco to a small bowl. Peel garlic and grate into the bowl. Add herbs to the dressing and mix to combine. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Set aside.

  • Step 2/5

    Peel onion and slice into ½ cm/¼ in. thick rings. Stir flour, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl. Add the milk and egg to a separate bowl and whisk to combine. Pour breadcrumbs evenly into a rimmed plate.
    • 300 g onions
    • 160 g flour
    • 1 tsp baking powder
    • 1 tsp salt
    • 240 ml milk
    • egg
    • 200 g panko breadcrumbs
    • 2 bowls
    • plate

    Peel onion and slice into ½ cm/¼ in. thick rings. Stir flour, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl. Add the milk and egg to a separate bowl and whisk to combine. Pour breadcrumbs evenly into a rimmed plate.

  • Step 3/5

    Dip onion rings into the flour mixture, shaking off the excess. Then dip into the egg mixture, shake off the excess, and coat all over in breadcrumbs. Transfer to a baking sheet and repeat with all onion rings.
    • tweezers
    • baking sheet

    Dip onion rings into the flour mixture, shaking off the excess. Then dip into the egg mixture, shake off the excess, and coat all over in breadcrumbs. Transfer to a baking sheet and repeat with all onion rings.

  • Step 4/5

    Add about 2.5-cm/1-in. of oil to a heavy-bottomed pot over medium-high heat. Let heat until the handle of a wooden spoon inserted into the pot forms bubbles all around it. Fry the onion rings in small batches until golden all over, approx. 5 min. Then transfer to a wire rack set inside a paper towel-lined baking sheet. Repeat with all onion rings.
    • vegetable oil (for frying)
    • pot (heavy-bottomed)
    • wire rack
    • paper towels

    Add about 2.5-cm/1-in. of oil to a heavy-bottomed pot over medium-high heat. Let heat until the handle of a wooden spoon inserted into the pot forms bubbles all around it. Fry the onion rings in small batches until golden all over, approx. 5 min. Then transfer to a wire rack set inside a paper towel-lined baking sheet. Repeat with all onion rings.

  • Step 5/5

    Serve hot onion rings with the spicy ranch dip and lemon wedges. Enjoy!
    • lemon (for serving)

    Serve hot onion rings with the spicy ranch dip and lemon wedges. Enjoy!