pancake batter onion rings

Pancake Battered Onion Rings!

  • Author: Kate Morgan Jackson
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian


This speedy recipe for pancake battered onion rings cooks sweet onions into golden perfection with a crispy crunch and a tender center.  You might just want them alongside your eggs as well as your burger!


  • 1 sweet onion, peeled
  • 2 cups Bisquick baking mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 cups  vegetable oil


  1. Slice the onion into ¼ inch rings.
  2. Make the batter by combining Bisquick, eggs and milk until well combined.
  3. Pour the vegetable oil into a heavy deep frying pan or Dutch oven – you are looking for 1 ½ to 2 inches deep of oil so adjust the amount accordingly.  Heat the oil over high heat to 375 degrees on an instant read thermometer.
  4. Dunk the onion rings into the batter and lower with a fork into the oil – be careful!
  5. When the onion rings are golden, scoop them out with a slotted spoon and let them drain on paper towels for a few minutes.
  6. Serve with ketchup or hot sauce (if you like them savory) or warmed maple syrup (if you like things sweet!)


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