Foods that are apparently easy to make, but also easy to mess up, like Onion Rings!

Today is World Onion Ring Day – but is it worth all the effort to make it from scratch? Do you have a simple recipe and method? Or is it just better going to Spur?

Have a listen to the Breakfast Team break it down for you…

Here’s a quick and easy Onion Ring recipe you can try at home:


  • 2 sweet onions
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of seasoned salt 
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • Vegetable oil for frying


  • Cut off the top of each onion and peel away the skin. Using a sharp knife, cut the onions into 1/4-inch slices (or thicker if you prefer). Separate the individual onion rings from each slice, discarding the centres. Set aside.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together flour, seasoned salt, and baking powder. Add in water and eggs and mix until the batter is smooth.
  • Heat oil in a large pot to 375 degrees F over medium-high heat.
  • Dip onion slices in the batter, and shake gently to remove any excess. Then carefully drop the onions into the hot oil
  • Cook for 2 to 4 minutes per side, or until golden brown. Use tongs to remove cooked onion rings to a paper towel-lined baking sheet.
  • Serve onion rings immediately with some dipping sauce