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Steak house onion rings on a large baking sheet

Steak House Onion Rings

Course: Side
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Onion rings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 23 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 398kcal
These steak house onion rings are light, crispy, and packed with flavor. A true Loon Favorite! We absolutely love these Steak House Onion Rings! Perfect as a side for a burger or steak, or an killer-good appetizer!
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  • 2 or 3 large onions ends cut off, and then sliced into 1/8 inch rings
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp Kosher salt
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • Vegetable oil for frying


  • Place onion rings into a bowl and cover with buttermilk.
  • Cover with plastic and place in the fridge for 1 hour (or up to 24 hours).
  • Stir flour, salt, paprika, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper in another large bowl.
  • Drain onions.
  • Add the onion to the flour mixture and toss to coat.  If you prefer extra crispy onion rings, do a double dredge (add the coated rings back into the buttermilk then dredge in flour again). 
  • Place oil in a large, heavy saucepan to a depth of about 3 inches, or heat your deep fryer, to 365° F.
  • Working in smaller batches, shake excess flour off onions, and cook in hot oil until golden brown and crispy, about 2 minutes per batch.
  • Transfer onions to paper towels.
  • Season with a little more salt (if desired) and serve immediately!  Delicious served with Kickin' Remoulade!


Calories: 398kcal