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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

National Onion Rings Day

Onions rings are onions that are dipped in batter or in bread crumbs and deep fried. Tasty onion rings have been popular for quite a while. whether as a snack, an appetizer or a side dish. Onions rings are popular in Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and parts of Asia as well. Where the first onion ring was created, cooked and enjoyed is unkown.

In the early 1920's there was a restaurant named the Pig Stand in Oak Cliff Texas that served up delicious onion rings 

A Crisco ad in 1933 shared a recipe for deep fried onion rings that are dipped in milk then dredged in flour 

The A&W restaurant in the 1960s helped popularize the onion rings as they were served at the fast food restaurant  

1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cornstarch
1/4 cup sugar
3 tablespoons baking powder
2 teaspoons salt
2 cups club soda
vegetable oil for frying
2 large sweet yellow onions, cut into 3/8-inch thick slices and separated into rings

In a large bowl, combine flour, cornstarch, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Whisk club soda into mixture.
In a large soup pot, heat 2 inches of oil over medium heat until hot, but not smoking. Dip each onion ring into the batter, allowing the excess to drip back into the bowl. Fry a few onion rings at a time for 5 to 6 minutes, or until golden, turning once during cooking. Drain on a paper towel-lined platter before serving. 
recipe source Mr. Food
shared at 
homestead linkup


  1. This sounds delicious! I've never made onion rings at home.

  2. I guess there is a National Day for everything now! Those onion rings look awesome.

  3. Would you believe I've never made onion rings? My husband adores them though.

  4. Onion rings are a classic favorite and it's so nice that we're celebrating a day like this! It's one of the things that you always see on the menu. The kids order it all the time!

  5. I never heard of national onion rings day. I like onion rings especially when dipped with a hot sauce.

  6. I love a reason to eat onion rings! Thank you for sharing your healthy and delectable onion rings with us on the Plant-Based Potluck Party Link Up. I'm pinning and sharing.


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