Burger King Onion Rings Recipe

Onion rings are some of my favorite appetizers, and I like to try them anywhere they’re available. Some restaurants have better batter recipes than others. Some are crispier than others. Some are bigger than others. Burger King offers fairly small onion rings, and if they aren’t super fresh, they aren’t as crispy as I like them. Luckily, we have this super simple Burger King Onion Rings recipe to share. I can make them fresh and eat them while they’re hot, and I can make them as big or as small as I like.

The secret to this recipe is to double dip the onion rings in the batter. Begin by dipping them in the bowl of milk, then the flour, then back into the milk, and finally into the bowl of breadcrumbs. This creates a thick batter that fries nicely and gives the onion rings that crispy, crunchy bite I love. The onion rings only need to be fried for a couple of minutes until they’re golden brown. Then be sure to drain the oil on a plate covered with a paper towel and sprinkle with salt before serving. You can dip them in your favorite sauce or eat them as they are, and they’re perfect as a side dish or a snack.

Burger King Onion Rings Recipe

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 280 kcal


  • 3 white onions
  • 2-3 cups milk
  • 2-3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups plain breadcrumbs
  • 2-3 cups vegetable oil for deep frying
  • 1 tbsp salt


  • First, remove the outer layer of the onions. Then slice them into 1 cm wide slices, and remove central part of the rings
  • Now grab 3 bowls. Using the first large bowl, place the breadcrumbs inside. Ideally, this should be a shallow bowl. In the second bowl, add the flour. In the third bowl, pour in the milk.
  • Place the rings a few at a time into the bowl of milk. Then move them to the bowl of flour. Again, place them in the bowl of milk, and finally into the bowl of breadcrumbs. This should create a thick layer of batter. Continue this process until all of the onion rings are battered.
  • Heat a large frying pan or deep fryer to 350 degrees, and add the oil. Fry a handful of the rings at a time for 2-3 minutes or until they turn a golden brown color.
  • Place the cooked onion rings on a plate with a paper towel on it. Then sprinkle salt over the onion rings. Once they're all cooked, serve hot and enjoy.


  • These are best when served hot. They don't save well, so try to only prepare what can be eaten in one sitting. 

If you really love onion rings, check out our blog post on our list of the Best Fast Food Onion Rings.

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