National Onion Ring Day

Published: Monday 22nd June 2015 by Tom Drinkall

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Apparently, the 22 June is dedicated to one of the best loved side dishes; onion rings. While the origins of onion rings is unknown, many believe the first recipes date back to the early 1900’s.

So, to celebrate Onion Ring Day, why not rustle up a side order of deep-fried, crispy battered onion rings, we’ve found a great recipe from BBC Good Food.

You will need:

  • 1 large onion, cut into 1cm slices (approx), rings seperated
  • Groundnut oil (for frying)
  • 150g self-raising flour
  • 180ml sparkling water
  • Salt and pepper (for seasoning)


How to prepare:

1. Slice the onion into rings about 1cm wide, remove the skin and separate the rings

2. Heat the oil to 180C in heavy-based pan (no more than 1/3 full)

3.  While the oil is heating, put the flour and sparkling water in a bowl and season generously, then whisk together to form a batter

4. Coat a small batch of the onion rings in the batter

5. Carefully lower the onion rings into the hot oil and deep fry for 2-3 minutes or until crispy and golden

6. Remove with a slotted spoon and place on a piece of kitchen towel to drain. Repeat with the remaining onion and batter and enjoy (we recommend with mayonnaise…yum!)

Recipe from, November 2013

Tip…if you want an alternative flavour on your onion rings, why not try adding cajun seasoning for a spicy kick?



Published: Monday 22nd June 2015 by Tom Drinkall

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