Onion Rings - the crispy barbecue side dish

Onion Rings

Whether it's summer or winter. Whether spare ribs, steaks, or burgers are prepared on the grill in the outdoor area or in the kitchen in a pan, this side dish always fits! We're talking about crispy Onion Rings. Anyone who has ever dined in an American diner should be familiar with them. And for those who haven't, now is the opportunity to make up for what you've missed with this simple recipe. We at American Heritage particularly love crispy Onion Rings as a side dish with authentic American burgers.

By the way, the onion rings are not only suitable as a side dish to the aforementioned main courses. No! They also make great finger food for TV evenings. Whether it's the Superbowl, soccer, another sports event, or just a cozy movie night with loved ones.

These Onion Rings are always extremely popular. Crispy outer layer, soft and mild onions inside. Add a dip like Sour Cream (here's the delicious recipe - easy and quick to prepare), BBQ Sauce, remoulade, or Ketchup and mayonnaise. There's something for everyone. And ultimately, everyone's happy...


  • Servings: 2
  • Preparation Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 10 minutes
  • Difficulty: Beginner


  • 1 large onion (or yellow onion)
  • 150 g all-purpose flour
  • 250 ml milk
  • 150 g breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 0.5 packet baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 0.5 tsp cayenne pepper
  • Oil for frying
  1. Start by peeling the skin off the onions and cutting them into approximately 1-centimeter thick slices.
  2. Next, separate the individual onion rings from the slices.
  3. Then, place the flour in a bowl and add baking powder, cayenne pepper, and salt, and mix well.
  4. Gently coat the individual onion rings in the flour mixture so that they are well-covered.
  5. Add the milk and egg to the remaining flour mixture and whisk until you have a smooth, thick batter. You can use a blender or immersion blender for this if you prefer.
  6. Dip the onion rings, previously coated in flour, into the batter and let them drain well before coating them in breadcrumbs. You can use toothpicks or a fork to help with this.
  7. Place the breaded onion rings next to each other (not stacked) on a plate.
  8. Heat the vegetable oil (sunflower oil or rapeseed oil) in a deep fryer to 170 degrees Celsius (340 degrees Fahrenheit). (You can also do this in a large pot).
  9. Fry the onion rings in the hot oil for about three to four minutes until they are golden brown.
  10. Drain the finished, still hot onion rings on paper towels and serve them with burgers, steaks, or chicken wings.

You can see exactly how this works in the following video (or directly on YouTube) by "Die Frau am Grill."