Grandma's Onion Rings (Southern Style) Recipe -
Grandma's Onion Rings (Southern Style) Recipe
  • READY IN 33 mins

Grandma's Onion Rings (Southern Style)

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"This is a very delicate onion ring. My Grandmother's recipe. I have never found any to compare to hers."

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Original recipe makes 2 dozen Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    3 mins

    33 mins


  1. Heat the oil in a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat, or deep-fryer to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Place the flour in a shallow baking pan, and stir in 1 teaspoon of salt and 1 teaspoon of pepper. In a medium bowl, whisk together the egg whites, milk, vinegar, and remaining salt and pepper until frothy.
  3. Dip the onion rings in the wet ingredients then into the flour mixture until coated. Then dip in the egg white mixture again, and then into the flour again.
  4. Fry onion rings in the hot oil a few at a time so they are not crowded, until golden brown. Drain on paper towels, and serve immediately.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 01, 2006

A light, delicious onion ring! My husband is gluten intolerant so I substituted gluten-free all purpose flour. Also, I have found over years of deep frying professionally that if you add salt before you deep fry, the flour has a tendancy to fall off, so I left the salt until after they were fried. Simple recipe, great taste, light and crisp--thanks.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 04, 2006

This recipe was pretty good, however, it received 3 stars because if you follow the recipe exactly, the rings turn out very BLAND. We made this for the first time and after the first batch, had to make some immediate modifications. There was no flavor to the batter, so we added seasoning salt (tons), regular salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper. Don't be afraid to season the dry mix AND egg mix. Also, we changed the dry mix to bisquik which made the batter much lighter and fluffier . The idea of this recipe is great and the core is great, just needed some modifications. Thanks!


99 Ratings

Apr 06, 2008

we like this recipe so much.when we start to cook onion rings,we fill a big plate with it and eat till banging :) the only desadvantage of this meal is leftovers.i offer u to finish all at once when u cook coz next day all delicous taste becomes like sponge and non-crispy

Jun 03, 2008

Amazing - I was raised in the deep south and after following other suggestions, I found these to be better than any restaurant! Even my toughest critics couldn't stop raving about them. This is perhaps the best recipe on!

Feb 28, 2008

This is a wonderful recipe if you make a few of your own additions. I did as a some of the other reviews suggested and used Bisquick instead of flour. I also added a bit more salt and pepper, and threw in some Louisiana Cajun Seasoning. I also sliced the onions pretty thin - I like the more shoestring like onion rings. Oh my gosh, they were so so good. My husband, who doesn't even really like onion rings, ate himself silly. So did my 6 year old daughter. I can tell this will be a much requested recipe.

Jun 04, 2006

My husband found these a little bland, but they were great! I've tried a few of the other onion ring recipes on here, but this was by far the best! The batter stayed on the rings nicely when frying (the other recipes I tried were not nearly as cooperative! lol) I added a bit of garlic powder and dried parsley to the flour mixure, but next time I will add more. Maybe some cajun spices or something to give it a bit of a kick! Will definitely be making these again! :)

Feb 02, 2006

This was the recipe I have been searching for! I like the flaky onion rings vs. the cakey kind. The only thing I did differently was to add more spices. I added some season salt, garlic powder, onion powder and some cayenne pepper to give it a little kick. They were gobbled up fast! Even my 16 month old couldn't get enough, and he is a picky one!

Jul 11, 2006

I'll give it five stars even though I made some changes. Great idea double dipping. I added a little sugar to the flour and used a whole egg rather than just the white. The onions were covered completely and were actually much prettier than those pictured but they didn't last long enough to take a picture! Yummmmmy.


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  • Calories
  • 342 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 41.3 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 3 mg
  • 1%
  • Fat
  • 16 g
  • 25%
  • Fiber
  • 2.6 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 8.4 g
  • 17%
  • Sodium
  • 824 mg
  • 33%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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