National onion ring day is when the nation celebrates the irresistible deliciousness of onion rings—often by eating as many of them as possible.
Follow the instructions and make your own onion rings!
1 large onion, cut into ¼ inch slices
1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk, or as needed
¾ cup dry bread crumbs
Salt to taste
1-quart oil for frying, or as needed
Step 1 – Heat the oil in a deep-fryer to 365 degrees F or 185 degrees C.
Step 2 – Separate the onion slices into rings. In a small bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
Step 3 – Dip the onion slices into the flour mixture until they are all coated. 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. Place 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. Repeat with remaining rings.
Step 4 – Deep fry the rings until golden brown. Remove to paper towels to drain. Season with seasoning salt, and serve.