Onion Rings

onion rings
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  • 6Servings


  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • 3 cups pancake mix (gluten-free, if desired)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • Salt
  • 2 cups cold seltzer
  • 3 large onions, cut crosswise into 1/2-inch slices and separated into rings


In a large, deep skillet, heat 3 inches of oil over medium-high heat until it registers 380 degrees on a deep-fat thermometer.

Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the pancake mix, chili powder and 1 1/2 teaspoons salt. Whisk in the seltzer until smooth. Working in batches, coat the onion rings with the batter, letting the excess drip off; add to the oil and fry, turning once, until golden and crisp, about 2 minutes. Drain on paper towels and sprinkle with salt.