Gluten Free Onion Rings

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This recipe was entered in The Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook contest, a compilation of the world’s best food blogs which was published in Fall 2010.


1 egg
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 cup milk
1 cup Bette Hagman's pizza/french bread flour mix (see note; I'm sure any other gluten free "all purpose" blend would work)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 large yellow onions, sliced & separated into rings
1/2 cup gluten free all purpose flour (for coating onions)
Oil for frying (we use canola)


Mix egg, oil, and milk on low speed of mixer for 1 minute.
Add Bette's Mix (or equivalent dry ingredients) and mix until smooth.
Put 1/2 cup all purpose gf flour in a shallow dish. Coat onion rings in flour.
Dip floured onions in prepared batter.
Fry in hot oil (375 degrees, at least 1-inch deep) until desired shade of brown.




Miriam 's picture

Thank you for posting this recipe! I just wish the directions were more clear. For instance, you never mention at what point to add in the baking powder or salt.

Jeanine's picture

I agree with you, Miriam. This recipe was copied here from my blog with some instructions missing you can find the correct (and edited) recipe on my blog:

jamie M.'s picture

These are amazing!!!! I use only 3/4 C gluten free flour to that they coat the onions a little more uniformly, but overall, I'm taken back to my pre-GF days! Thank you, thank you, thank you! :)

Jeanine's picture

So glad to hear that, Jamie! Being able to recreate favorite foods from the past is one of my favorite things to do. :)


Onion rings and I go way back. I remember being a small child in the backseat of my parents lime green 2-door Nova, sitting on the parking lot of the A&W, waiting for the carhops to bring our food. I always had onion rings & a small rootbeer. I remember my brother telling me that onion rings had onions in them. they didn't. I like onion rings, but I hate onions. They can't have onions in them. Well, 25+ years later I'll admit it...onion rings do indeed have onions in them. :) The smell of onion rings frying as you walk past the fast food joints calls you in. Nothing smells as good frying as onions. But, since celiacs has made it's appearance, the kids are enjoying the onion rings, and Mom's always got to pass them by. So, the challenge was posed...I would make my own onion rings at home! These were really delicious, and after doing a taste test with white, yellow & red onions, our family agreed...yellow was the way to go. These onion rings are really great right out of the fryer, but for some reason, they get soggier when you have them in the oven for too long. So, it's best to eat them right away. :)

Note: Bette Hagman's French Bread/Pizza Mix is as follows (for 6 cups)

3 1/2 cups white rice flour
2 1/2 cups tapioca starch
2 Tbsp Xanthan gum
2 (7-gram) packets unflavoured gelatin
2 Tbsp egg replacer
1/4 cup sugar





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onion rings




Thursday, February 4, 2010 - 8:39am


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