Gluten-Free Onion Rings

Gluten-free onion rings

Teri Lee Gruss

Prep: 6 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Total: 26 mins
Servings: 4 to 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
175 Calories
0g Fat
39g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6
Amount per serving
Calories 175
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 357mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 2mg 9%
Calcium 19mg 1%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 94mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Deep-fried gluten-free onion rings are a real treat. Use this recipe and either Vidalia or Walla Walla onions; they're crunchy delicious. Make some the next time your cooking on the grill or instead of going out for fast food.


  • 2 medium sweet onions, such as Vidalia or Walla Walla

  • 1 cup gluten-free all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup cornstarch

  • 1 teaspoon sea salt

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon onion powder

  • 1 teaspoon paprika

  • 1 cup club soda

Steps to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to "warm" setting or about 250 F. Place a cooling rack on a large baking sheet lined with paper towels.

  2. Place gluten-free flour, cornstarch, salt and seasonings in a large bowl. Whisk to thoroughly combine.

  3. Add club soda and stir with a fork until blended. The batter should be thick and pourable. If needed, add more club soda, 1 teaspoon at a time.

  4. Peel onions and trim the ends. Slice into rings.

  5. Heat oil in a large heavy dutch oven or electric fryer until it reaches 350 F.

  6. Place small batches of sliced onions in a bowl of batter. Use a fork to thoroughly coat slices with batter.

  7. Carefully lower battered onions into hot oil small batches and fry until golden brown, about 3 to 4 minutes.

  8. Use a large slotted spoon or tongs to remove onions and drain on wire rack.

  9. Place baking sheet with fried onions in the oven to keep them warm while continuing to fry onions in batches.


  • Always make sure your work surfaces, utensils, pans, and tools are free of gluten. Always read product labels. Manufacturers can change product formulations without notice. When in doubt, do not buy or use a product before contacting the manufacturer for verification that the product is free of gluten.