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For most of us, our moods are always set to explore some great snacks. We are sure you have tried onion rings while dining out but you can still make your own at home. If you love trying this at home, we have an epic spicy onion ring recipe to blow your minds!

This recipe is very versatile and easy to make. The flavors are mixed and matched not to overpower the flavor of the onions, but to compliment it. We have made sure to share something beyond basic and classic. So addictive and flavorful, this is the perfect go-to side whenever guests show up!

Crispy and Crunchy Easy Spicy Onion Ring Recipe!

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If you’ve had concerns about getting your onion rings soggy after frying, you will not face this issue again after trying this recipe. This spicy onion ring recipe makes a great side dish and will undoubtedly steal the spotlight on your table.

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  • Spices
  • ½ tsp ½ Garlic powder

  • ½ tsp ½ Chili powder

  • ½ tsp ½ Cayenne pepper powder

  • ½ ½ Smoked paprika

  • ½ tsp ½ Ground Black pepper (substitute with ground white pepper as needed)

  • ¼ tsp ¼ Turmeric powder

  • Other Ingredients
  • 2 2 Large White or Yellow Onions (a type of sweet onion is preferred)

  • 1 cup 1 All-purpose flour

  • ¾ cups ¾ Cornstarch

  • 1 tbsp 1 Rice flour

  • 7 fl oz 7 Ice cold water (can also use sparkling water)

  • 1 ½ tsp 1 ½ Sea salt

  • 1 1 Egg

  • 3 cups 3 Vegetable oil (can also use sunflower oil, extra virgin coconut oil, or canola oil)

  • 2 cups 2 Panko bread crumbs

  • Equipment
  • 1 1 Whisk

  • 1 1 Candy thermometer

  • 1 1 Large mixing bowl

  • 2 2 Baking trays

  • 1 1 Large deep-sided Frying pan

  • 1 1 Pair of tongs/ Slotted spoon

  • 1 1 Large Plate


  • Preparations
  • Cut the two edges of the two onions and peel them. Wash the onions and wipe them using kitchen paper.
  • Start slicing the onions carefully. You can make about ¼-inch thick onion slices. Keep the thickness uniform so they fry evenly, giving you lovely onion rings.
  • Once done slicing, separate the rings by piling up equal-sized rings individually. Leave out tiny onion rings so you can use them in another recipe.
  • Set these onion rings aside until you need them.

  • Making The Batter
  • Crack the egg into a large mixing bowl and give it a gentle whisk. Into the egg, add ice-cold water, garlic powder, chili powder, smoked paprika, cayenne pepper powder, ground turmeric, ground black pepper, and salt.
  • Combine everything until well mixed. Now into this, add the all-purpose flour, rice flour, and cornstarch. Whisk all the ingredients until very well combined and no lumps have remained.
  • Your batter should have a thick, but runny consistency.
  • If you think your batter is too thick, you may add a tiny amount of ice water and make your batter to the desired consistency. This batter should look like a pancake mixture.

  • Making The Spicy Onion Rings
  • Pour the three cups of oil into your deep-sided frying pan and let the oil heat over medium-high heat.
  • In the meantime, you can start coating your onion rings. Add the panko bread crumbs to a baking tray and set it aside.
  • Then, dip your onion rings one by one in the batter. Let each onion ring submerge in the batter until well-coated.
  • Take each onion ring carefully from the batter and put them onto the panko bread crumbs. Shake and swirl letting each of them coat in the bread crumbs well.
  • Take out each onion ring and place it on another baking tray. Continue this until you finish all the onion rings.
  • By now, your oil should be heated enough. Use a thermometer to check the temperature and the temperature of your oil should be around 360°F.
  • Gently drop the onion rings of the same size into the oil, working in batches. Do not overcrowd the frying pan: you should always have enough space to fry through.
  • Fry the onion rings until golden brown and crispy. This might take about 3-4 minutes depending on the size of your onion rings.
  • Using a pair of tongs or a slotted spoon, remove the onion rings from the pan.
  • Put them into a large plate, lined with kitchen paper, allowing them to drain any excess oil.
  • Repeat until you’re done with all the onion rings.
  • Serve warm with your favorite dip!

Tasty Tips and Suggestions by SpiceRally

  • We highly recommend using a variety of sweet onions like Texas Sweets, Walla Walla, Maui, and Vidalia. Types like Asian Red onions will not work the best in this recipe.
  • If no kids are enjoying these onion rings, you may even use a mixture of sparkling water with beer to mix the batter. You can go half and half with these two liquids.
  • Feel free to adjust the spices according to your preference. Leave out anything you don’t like and add anything you wish! You may also include dried, ground herbs like marjoram, oregano, and basil in addition to the spices we have used in our recipe.
  • If you’re making a larger batch of onion rings, we recommend using pre-ground seasoning or spice mixtures such as all-purpose seasoning, Italian seasoning, Creole or Cajun seasoning mixtures, etc.
  • It is important that you do not overcrowd the pan with onion rings. Moreover, try to fry rings that are similar in size in one batch. This will ensure uniform color and perfect crispiness.

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Can I Store the Leftover Onion Rings and Make This Spicy Onion Ring Recipe Ahead of Time?

Onion rings are a food that is best served freshly fried. But still, If you want to make it in advance or make a larger batch of this spicy onion ring recipe, you can freeze them. 

You can coat the onion rings in the bread crumbs, freeze them in a freezer bag until you use them. It would be best if you could do it a day in so the flavor won’t change. 

Thaw the frozen onion rings entirely before throwing them into the deep fryer. In addition to this, you may also store any leftover onion rings in the freezer. You may reheat them in hot oil for a few seconds before serving. Putting them in the microwave can result in sogginess. Therefore, we do not recommend microwaving onion rings as a good reheating option.

How Do You Keep Onion Rings Crispy After Frying?

Once the rings have finished frying, remove them from the oil using a pair of tongs or a slotted spoon. You can also use a small iron strainer. After letting them drain the excess oil on a lined plate for a few seconds, arrange them onto a wire rack over a baking sheet. This is important to preserve the crispness of your onion rings.

How Long Do Cooked Onion Rings Last In The Fridge?

When stored in a freezer bag or a well-fitting container, you may keep the onion rings fresh and flavorful for about three days. But it would be best to consume the onion rings as soon as possible since they will lose their freshness over time.

Is This Spicy Onion Rings Recipe Keto-friendly?

Since we have used all-purpose flour, oil, and panko bread crumbs when making this recipe, it is not very favorable to those who follow a strict ketogenic or low-carb diet plan. But it is totally up to you and is harmless to munch on one or two if you don’t mind little carbs on your diet!

Can Vegans Enjoy This Spicy Onion Rings Recipe?

We have used an egg in our recipe which is the only ingredient that makes this onion ring recipe unsuitable for a vegan diet. But, those who prefer a vegan-friendly version of this recipe can simply skip the egg and follow up.

Spicy onion rings are nice on their own but they taste great when paired with some hot sauce. So, for those who love the combination and like to try an easy recipe to make chili and garlic sauce at home, here is an excellent recipe for you!

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