per 100 grams
Carbohydrates 43.6 g
Proteins 3.9 g
Fats 25.2 g
Water 24.5 g
Fiber 2.7 grams
Starch 26.5 grams
Trans Fats 26.5 grams
Cholesterol 26.5 grams
Ash 2.8 grams

Onion Rings

411 Calories per 100g

and how it’s made

Onion rings are a deep-fried dish consisting of a ring or wheel-shaped slice of onion coated in some type of batter. Though deep-fried, onion rings are generally viewed as a side dish or appetizer rather than as a main course. There are also just as many variations of onion rings as there are ways to make them, making onion rings a great dish to customize to match your taste.

When it comes to the history of onion rings, they have been around almost as long as the fried onion. The earliest evidence of onion rings dates back to the 19th century when a recipe named “Onion Hors d’oeuvres” was featured in The Boston Cooking-School Cook Book. Though the idea of fried onions was an old one,ring-shaped onion slices didn’t hit the mainstream until the 1950s. The first mass- marketed onion rings were a product of the Ore-Ida brand, and they were known as “Ring-O-Onions”.

In the United States, the most widespread style of onion rings are what are known as “beer-battered” or “beer-breaded” onion rings. The notion behind beer-battered onion rings is that the beer in the batter helps to create a fluffier and lighter batter that adheres well to the onion ring and won’t slip off when cooked. Beer-battered onion rings start with an onion that is peeled and sliced into rounds or rings. The rings are then placed in an egg wash combined with beer and a small amount of flour that acts as a binding agent. The rings can then be dipped into a batter made of wheat flour that has been combined with more beer and additional seasoning. The rings are finally deep-fried in a vat of hot oil until golden brown.

Other varieties of onion rings include the traditional “plain” onion rings which are onion slices that are simply breaded in flour and seasonings, as well as panko-crusted onion rings which are onion slices coated in panko bread crumbs and fried. There are also onion strings, which are a more thinly sliced version of onion rings, and even some variations of battered onion rings that feature ingredients such as cornmeal and Parmesan cheese.

If you’re looking for a way to make onion rings at home, the process is relatively simple. Start by making sure the onion is peeled and diced or cut into rings. You will then need to combine your chosen ingredients with the egg and beer, whisking until everything is mixed together and the batter has a creamy consistency. Once the batter is ready, dip the onion rings into the batter and let the excess drip off. Place the battered onion rings into a fryer (or onto a skillet with oil) that has been pre-heated, and let them cook until they’re golden brown. Be sure to turn the onion rings regularly to ensure an even cook. Once they’re done, place them on a plate lined with paper towels, give them a sprinkle of salt and pepper, and enjoy.

Whether you order them at a restaurant, buy pre-made versions at the store, or make them in the comfort of your own home, onion rings are a tasty and classic dish that everyone is sure to enjoy. With all the variations and ways to customize them, you’re sure to find the perfect combination and make the perfect onion rings for you and your guests.