The Onion Rings

Onion rings - bhofack2
Onion rings - bhofack2

Beware: if you don’t know about onion rings, you might become totally addicted! It’s a typically Anglo-Saxon speciality that the Irish love! Served in most of the country’s fast foods, but also in Irish Pubs, onion rings are onions fried in a doughnut paste… They are shaped like a circle, eaten with fingers, and are usually dipped in a sauce… A bit caloric, but let’s face it : it’s a DE-LI-CE ! !

Onion Rings

Welcome to the world of junk food !

The onion rings, are usually circular in shape, and are eaten with a little ketchup or spicy sauce. Considered as a kind of hors d’oeuvre or starter, Irish people are used to nibble them as an aperitif, with a pint of beer…

Very economical, they generally cost less than 2/3€ per ten, and are appreciated for their crispness and the light acidity of the onion.

Note that many supermarkets also sell them in bags, but fresh onion rings are often much better! Same thing: Irish fast foods usually offer them (mainly Burger King and Supermac’s), as well as many shops selling fish and chips!

To be tasted at least once in your life: it’s worth the detour!

Although a little fatty, it will be the occasion to get rid of your guilt afterwards by continuing with an afternoon of exploration of Ireland: you will be able to say goodbye to calories!

Onion Rings Recipe


  • 4 people
  • 1 large onion (yellow or red, depending on the desired taste)
  • 100g of flour
  • 1 egg
  • 10cl sparkling water (or beer)
  • half a bag of yeast
  • salt
  • pepper
  • ketchup, mayonnaise, vinegar or barbecue sauce


  • Peel the onions and cut them into thick slices.
  • Mix the flour, egg, yeast, salt and pepper in a bowl.
  • Mix to obtain a homogeneous dough.
  • Then add the 10 cl of sparkling water. (It is this water that will give the crispness to your batter)
  • Mix the onions until you get a smooth, slightly liquid paste.
  • Then dip the onions into the batter to cover them completely.
  • Fry them in the deep fryer or in a pan with a little oil. (Count about 5 minutes per onion rings)
  • When they are golden brown and crispy, place them on absorbent paper.
  • Just eat them hot, and dip them in your favourite sauce during the aperitif!

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