This is the ultimate onion rings recipe. Serve with burgers, steak, or anything BBQ.

Preparation Time: 5 mins

Cooking Time: 20 mins

Servings: 4-6


2 sweet onions (1015Y, Imperial Sweet, Oso Sweet, Vidalia, Walla Walla)

1 cup pancake mix

2 tsp. Italian herb seasoning

1/4 cup cornmeal

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. sugar

few drops of vanilla

1 egg

1 Tbsp. yellow mustard

1/2 cup milk (or Beer)

corn or vegetable oil for frying


Peel the onion and cut crosswise into 1/2 inch thick slices. Separate into rings. In a mixing bowl, combine pancake mix, Italian herb seasoning, cornmeal, salt, sugar, vanilla extract, mustard, and egg. Gradually stir in milk (or beer) just until batter is thick and smooth. (You may need more milk/beer, or you may need less) Heat about 1” of oil in a deep frying pan. Dip Onion rings into the batter, coating well. Allow excess to drip into the bowl. Fry the onion rings in small batches until golden brown, turning occasionally. Transfer onion rings with a slotted spoon to paper towels to drain. Serve hot.