Fried onion rings make a great side dish with steak, chops or burgers. They are very easy to make. Unfortunately the oil will be spoiled and not be suitable for re-use. Freeze the milk in a container after use for defrosting and re-use with the next batch you make.

easy quick and delicious fried onion rings

Fried Onion Rings Recipe

Delicious and crispy onion rings
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 10 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine South African
Servings 4
Calories 203 kcal


  • 1 large onion cut in 1 cm thick rings, peel out individual rings
  • 500 ml vegetable oil for deep frying
  • 500 ml milk
  • 1 deep bowl
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp onion powder


  • Cut the onion into thick rings (about 1cm). Make sure to separate the individual onion rings from the large rings that you cut.
  • Put the loose rings into a deep bowl and cover completely with milk.
  • Refrigerate for about 4 hours.
  • Heat a pan with deep oil on the stove.
  • Take out the rings as you want to fry them, drain excess milk.
  • Dip onion rings in another bowl with flour mixed with salt and onion powder.
  • Shake off excess flour and put into hot oil.
  • Deep fry until golden brown for a few minutes.
  • Drain on kitchen paper.


Calories: 203kcalCarbohydrates: 33gProtein: 8gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 637mgPotassium: 244mgFiber: 1gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 203IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 155mgIron: 2mg
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