Goooulish Onion-O's (Onion Rings)





Introduction: Goooulish Onion-O's (Onion Rings)

Ok, so if we're doing a Halloween Instructable, here it is. The best onion rings you'll ever make at home. You're guaranteed to scare away many a trick-or-treater with your eye-watering breath.

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Step 1: Gooooulish Ingredients

  • 1 large onion
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk, or as needed
  • 3/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1 quart oil for frying, or as needed

Step 2: 'Slash' the Rings

1. Heat the oil to 365 degrees F (185 degrees C).

2. Separate the onion slices into rings, about 1/4 inch thick or as desired, and set aside.

Step 3: Prepare 'Ghostly' Coating

In a small bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder and salt.

Step 4: Make Your Rings 'ghost-white'

Dip the onion slices into the flour mixture until they are all coated; set aside.

Step 5: Prepare the 'Ectoplasm'

Whisk the egg and milk into the flour mixture using a fork.

Step 6: 'Slime' the Rings

Dip the floured rings into the batter to coat.

Step 7: The Rack

Place on a wire rack to drain until the batter stops dripping. The wire rack may be placed over a sheet of aluminum foil for easier cleanup. Don't let them drip too long, or the breadcrumbs won't stick. If you haven't removed the clear, thin skin from the layers of the rings this will be especially important. You know this is the case if the batter beads up on the rings, and they look 'waterproof'.

Step 8: No Cute Halloween Name for This Step

Spread the bread crumbs out on a plate or shallow dish. Place rings one at a time into the crumbs, and scoop the crumbs up over the ring to coat. Give it a hard tap as you remove it from the crumbs. The coating should cling very well - if it doesn't then the rings dripped TOO dry. Repeat with remaining rings.

Step 9: Fried Alive!!!

Test the hotness of the oil by sprinkling a mid-sized batter/breadcrumb goober into the oil and see if it begins to fry nicely. When ready, deep fry the rings a few at a time for 2 to 3 minutes, or until golden brown. You can do about 10 rings at a time, depending on the size of your 'cauldron'.

Step 10: Get Goooulish!

Remove to paper towels to drain. Serve.

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For that un named step "the sandman of breadcrumbs attack"

Heres one more thanx from Latvia. I love this recipe thank you so much!

I cant wait next time when we make another, but from much more onions.. :D
Tnx from Latvia for delicious recipe. ;)

this recipe is amazing i've tryed it just as soon as i could and we all loved it thx very much ^___^

These are really good.
I made those from 5 big onions, for the 4 of us. They disappeared within minutes! I just cant believe 4 of us ate 5 big onions that fast! Wow!

Thanks for the recipe ;)

Now I know what else to make for dinner tonight. :)

Man I made these a while back and I loved them, thanks!! for the recipe.

step 8 No cute Halloween name for this step How about "bury alive" in breadcrumbs?

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I am definitely going to make to make these....what kind of oil is the best to use....sunflower, olive, canola, lots of them....

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made them today...came out kinda dark but they were good...just made my own bread crumbs...probably should have shredded them a bit more....i will find some better flavor to add to them...


Are they Explosive? Lol:0


Thanks for the picture! These are the best onion rings I've found -- but boy what a mess! I can only make them a few times a year because the grease and mess is almost too much.... Your oil might be a tad hot. I'm not sure, I just fry in a pot on my stove. I have no concept of frying temperature except: doesn't fry / fry / smokes (the middle setting being ideal).

yeah...I just did it on my stove too....I turned off the heat every so often if it was getting too hot....tried not to keep them in too long....but o well....still good onion ring recipe..... :)


I always use the local oil. Here, sunflower oil is dirt cheap. In the US, usually corn, canola, or 'vegetable' oil is cheapest. Just make sure it has a high smoke point (butter and (most) olive oil burn at a really low temperature).

thanks for the info....will try and find some cheap sunflower oil

How do you make the little instructables icon before you tell what ingredient??? Nice instuctable by the way :) rate:*****

Yeah my mom would kill for your onion rings

yum looks great and probably a lot healthier the burger kings onion ring(cause yours actually have onion in them

The un-halloweeny breading step is a lot like burying something in a shallow grave...