Old-Fashioned Onion Rings: a diner classic that never goes out of style. Crispy, crunchy, filled with a sweet and savory softened onion, Old-Fashioned Onion Rings are a fast-food favorite for very good reason. While you could order them, you can actually have them faster if you deep-fry them yourself; it only takes 20 minutes! Make it extra old-fashioned by serving them alongside a burger or hot dog.
Ingredients• 1 quart oil, for frying, more or less as needed • 1 large onion, cut into 1/4 inch slices • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour • 1 teaspoon baking powder • 1 teaspoon salt • 1 egg • 1 cup milk, more or less as needed • 3/4 cup dry bread crumbs • seasoned salt, to taste
Heat the oil in a deep-fryer to 365 degrees F.
Separate the onion slices into rings, and set aside.
In a small bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
Dip the onion slices into the flour mixture until they are all coated; set aside.
Whisk the egg and milk into the flour mixture using a fork.
Dip the floured rings into the batter to coat, then place on a wire rack to drain until the batter stops dripping. The wire rack may be placed over a sheet of aluminum foil for easier cleanup.
Spread the bread crumbs out on a plate or shallow dish.
Place the rings one at a time into the crumbs, and scoop the crumbs up over the ring to coat. Give it a hard tap as you remove it from the crumbs. The coating should cling very well.
Repeat with the remaining rings.
Deep fry the rings a few at a time until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes each. Transfer the rings to paper towels to drain. Season with seasoning salt, and serve.