Crispy Homemade Onion Rings Recipe with Tangy Dipping Sauce

Indulge in the crispy delight of homemade onion rings paired with a tangy dipping sauce that elevates their flavor to new heights. This recipe combines simple ingredients and straightforward steps to create the perfect appetizer or accompaniment to your favorite burgers. With a golden-brown, crunchy exterior and tender onion interior, these onion rings are sure to become a favorite in your culinary repertoire.


Onion Rings Ingredients:

  • 1 large sweet or yellow onion, thickly sliced into 1/2-inch thick rings
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tablespoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Oil for frying (such as canola oil)

Dipping Sauce Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup real mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons creamy horseradish or hot sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground paprika


  1. Prepare the Onion Rings:
    • Heat a dutch oven or deep frying pan over medium heat with 1″ of oil, or enough to cover the onion rings. Alternatively, use a deep fryer if available.
    • In a medium bowl, whisk together 1 cup milk and 1 tablespoon vinegar. Allow it to sit for 5 minutes, then whisk in 1/2 cup sour cream.
    • In a separate bowl, combine 1 cup flour, 1/2 tablespoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, and 1 teaspoon garlic powder.
    • Dip each onion ring into the milk mixture, then dredge it in the flour mixture. Repeat the process by dipping the rings in the milk mixture again and then dredging them in flour once more. Transfer the coated rings to a plate until ready to fry.
  2. Fry the Onion Rings:
    • Once the oil reaches 375˚F, or is hot enough to sizzle the onion rings, carefully place 3-4 double-battered rings in a single layer in the hot oil.
    • Fry the rings for about 3 minutes, flipping them halfway through, until the exterior is crisp and light golden brown.
    • Remove the onion rings from the oil and place them on paper towels to absorb any excess oil. Repeat the frying process with the remaining rings.
  3. Prepare the Dipping Sauce:
    • In a small bowl, combine 1/2 cup mayonnaise, 1/4 cup sour cream, 1/4 cup ketchup, 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce, 2 teaspoons creamy horseradish or hot sauce, and 1 teaspoon ground paprika. Mix well until smooth and creamy.


In conclusion, this homemade onion rings recipe offers a delectable blend of crispy texture and savory flavor that is guaranteed to impress. Whether served as an appetizer or alongside your favorite burgers, these golden rings of goodness are sure to tantalize your taste buds. Paired with the tangy dipping sauce, each bite becomes a delightful culinary experience. So, gather your ingredients, heat up the oil, and treat yourself to the irresistible allure of homemade onion rings with a zesty dipping sauce. Enjoy!

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