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Onion Rings

Onion rings are a popular snack or side dish, consisting of sliced onions coated in batter or breading before being deep-fried to a crisp and golden-brown texture. They are commonly found at fast-food establishments, restaurants, and sporting events, with easy preparation in mind for either commercial kitchens or at-home cooking. Consumers can enjoy these crispy indulgences made from white, yellow or red onions, either purchasing pre-made frozen onion rings or making them from scratch. They are typically served with dipping sauces such as ketchup, barbecue sauce, or ranch dressing and can be enjoyed along with burgers, sandwiches, or on their own.
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IN FROZEN SNACKS & APPETIZERS
411
CAL / 100G
$0.20
AVG / OZ
onion rings
60%
CARBS
35%
FAT
5%
PROTEIN
Onion Rings FAQ
Onion rings, despite being a common food item, often gives rise to several queries and mishaps during preparation. People often struggle with issues such as batter not sticking to the onions, the rings turning out soggy, or achieving the right kind of browning. To get the most out of onion rings, it's essential to select the right type of onion, with sweet onions usually being the best bet. Additionally, use ice water while preparing the batter to ensure that it sticks adequately to the onions. Frying onion rings at the right temperature, which is generally around 375 degrees Fahrenheit, can prevent them from becoming too greasy or losing their coating. An interesting trick to get crispy rings is to add a bit of cornmeal to your batter. The cornmeal gives them a unique texture and better color once fried. Another tip is to use a fork while dipping onion slices into the batter, which allows for a less messy way of coating the onions. Remember to dust off the residual flour before frying the coated onions for a uniform texture.
Can I bake onion rings instead of frying?
How do I cut onions for onion rings?
Why does my batter not stick to the onions?
How can I prevent my onion rings from turning out soggy?
Why are my onion rings not turning golden brown?
Can I make onion rings without a deep fryer?
Can I make gluten-free onion rings?
What types of onions are best for making onion rings?
Can I freeze homemade onion rings?
What kind of sauces can I pair with onion rings?
Expiration & Storage Tips
When does onion rings expire?
Frozen onion rings that are properly stored and unopened can last up to 18 months in the freezer but check the Use By date on the packaging. Once the bag has been opened they may last around two weeks in the freezer if safely resealed to prevent freezer burn. Homemade onion rings are best eaten immediately after cooking, but left-overs can safely be stored in the fridge for 3-4 days.
How do you tell if onion rings is bad?
Onion rings that have gone bad often develop a slimy or moldy appearance and may emit an off smell. If frozen onion rings feel excessively dry, show signs of freezer burn or have been in the freezer for longer than 18 months, they are likely to have gone bad. In the case of homemade onion rings, if is stored for longer than 4 days in the fridge, it's safer to throw them out when in doubt.
Tips for storing onion rings to extend shelf life
• Store unopened frozen onion rings in the original packaging in the freezer. • If you've opened the bag of frozen onion rings, transfer the remaining rings to an airtight container or a freezer bag before putting them back in the freezer to protect them from freezer burn. • Homemade onion rings should be cooled off before being stored in a fridge. Use airtight container or a zipper bag for storage. Avoid stacking them to preserve their crispiness. • To reheat, bake or air fry them to bring back their crispy texture.
EXPIRES WITHIN
18 - 30
MONTHS
Health Info
Macros
32g
CARBS
18g
FAT
2g
PROTEIN
Allowed on these diets
VEGETARIAN
VEGAN
LACTOSE FREE
GLUTEN FREE
Contains these allergens
MILK
GLUTEN
EGGS
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