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How To Cook Frozen Onion Rings

Crunchy, crispy and with a golden tasty edge and soft oniony center. Isn’t that how you LOVE your onion rings? Me too! Today we will cover all the ways for how to cook frozen onion rings for perfect results!

grey plate on a cutting board with crispy onion rings

Crunchy, perfect onion rings

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

  • It uses only a little oil
  • Adds the perfect seasoning to the onion rings
  • Puts a perfect crunch on the edge of the rings!

HERE’S HOW IT’S DONE…

STEP 1.

Pour the amount of onion rings you want onto the baking sheet. 

Frozen onion rings on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil

 

STEP 2.

Add oil to the baking sheet.

  

STEP 3. 

Add seasonings to the baking sheet. 

Small white bowl pouring out seasonings onto the baking sheet

STEP 4. 

Using your hands, toss the seasonings, oil and frozen onion rings. 

two hands tossing onion rings, oil and seasonings on a baking sheet

STEP 5. 

Spread the onion rings out as much as possible so that the hot oven air can circulate around them. 

hands spreading the onion rings out for baking

MANY WAYS TO COOK A FROZEN ONION RING

I fully recommend cooking onion rings…

  • In the oven
  • Using a frying pan on the stove top
  • In an air fryer
  • You can cook onion rings in a deep fryer.

But I DO NOT recommend trying to cook frozen rings in the microwave.

They turn out mushy every single time (unless you have the ones that come in a special package and are specifically formulated for cooking in the microwave.

TO COOK FROZEN ONION RINGS IN A SKILLET

  • First heat oil at a depth of ¼ inch in the bottom of your skillet over medium high heat.
  • When the oil is glistening hot and when a drop of water spatters loudly
  • Add a large handful of frozen onion rings to the oil
  • Cook until the amount of crispness that you prefer
  • Dip from the oil with a slotted spoon or spatula and drain on a paper towel
  • Apply salt and pepper while draining.

If you prefer less oil, you may wish to follow the instructions in the recipe card below.

TO COOK FROZEN ONION RINGS IN AN AIR FRYER

  • Spray the basket of the air fryer with cooking spray
  • Put the amount of onion rings in the basket that your fryer will allow (handful)
  • Cook at 400 degrees for 18-20 minutes.
  • Shake well during cooking at least once.

TO COOK ONION RINGS IN A HOME DEEP FRYER.

  • Preheat the oil.
  • Raise the basket out of the oil and place the amount of onion rings you want to prepare into the basket.
  • Lower the basket into the hot oil.
  • Cook until browned and starting to float.
  • Deep fry for about 5 minutes.
  • Pull the basket from the hot oil, pour the onion rings out onto a paper towel set upon a plate to drain.
  • Serve hot.

Close up for shiny onion rings on a grey plate sitting on a cutting board. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

CAN I COOK MY ONION RINGS ON ALUMINUM FOIL?

Yes, I recommend lining your baking sheet with aluminum foil (shiny side up) to help with browning and for easy clean up!

CAN I COOK MY ONION RINGS WITHOUT ANY OIL AT ALL?

  • Yes, actually you CAN cook your ONION RINGS without any oil at all, however, the crunchy exterior will not be as pleasing to your taste buds.
  • You can give your RINGS a burst of flavor by spraying them with cooking spray.
  • If oil is not your thing, you might try an airfryer!

DO FROZEN ONION RINGS EXPIRE?

Yes, they do. Check the label on your package to find the expiration date for your onion rings.

HOW LONG ARE MY RINGS GOOD FOR?

Once you cook a frozen ring, it will be good for about 5 days if you cover and put in the fridge. That said, it will only taste good for a few hours. Follow the steps for reheating.

HOW TO REHEAT RINGS.

To reheat your RINGS,

  • use 2 Tbs vegetable oil.
  • Toss the RINGS to coat in oil.
  • Bake in the oven at 400 for about 5-8 minutes till heated through.

WHAT DOES ALEXIA HAVE TO DO WITH ONION RINGS?

Alexia is a brand that has frozen food offerings and often shows up on searches for onion rings.

TELL ME ABOUT A GREAT ONION RING SAUCE?

Onion rings are TERRIFIC with a slightly spicy sauce like you might find on a blooming onion. I’ve got that recipe for you too! It’s called Appalachian Mountain Tiger Sauce.

TIPS & TRICKS for PERFECT ONION RINGS…

  • Make certain to refer to your own package of frozen onion rings for time and temperature settings, this will differ with brands. 
  • If you like your onion rings more crispy, allow to cook a little longer, if you prefer less crispy, take them out sooner. 
  • It is important to mix the rings with the oil by hand as this helps coat everything evenly. Be ready to wash your hands immediately afterward. 
  • PRO TIP:  For slightly different flavor, exchange the season all salt for garlic powder, onion powder or parmesan cheese! 

 

MAKE THESE FROZEN ONION RINGS AS…

 

OTHER FROZEN FOOD THAT MAKE YOU LOOK LIKE THE STAR! 

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How To Cook Frozen Onion Rings

Golden Crunchy Perfect Restaurant Quality Onion Rings Made Right At Home in YOUR oven using less oil and MORE flavor!  You CAN'T Go wrong! 
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Course: Side
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how to cook frozen onion rings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 325kcal
Author: Wendi Spraker

Ingredients

  • 1 lb frozen onion rings
  • 1/4 Cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp season all salt
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees
  • Cover a baking sheet with aluminum foil (This is optional but it does make clean up quick and easy ).
  • Spread the rings out across the baking sheet.
  • Pour oil and season all salt onto the rings and baking sheet. 
  • Using your hands, mix the oil, seasoning and rings well.
  • Spread the onion rings out as much as possible so that the hot oven air canc circulate around them.
  • Bake at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes (refer to the package for your particular brand of onion rings). 
  • Remove from the oven, allow to cool slightly, taste and sprinkle with more salt and pepper if needed. 

Notes

  • Make certain to refer to your own package of frozen onion rings for time and temperature settings, this will differ with brands. 
  • If you like your onion rings more crispy, allow to cook a little longer, if you prefer less crispy, take them out sooner. 
  • It is important to mix the rings with the oil by hand as this helps coat everything evenly.  Be ready to wash your hands immediately afterward. 
  • PRO TIP:  For slightly different flavor, exchange the season all salt for garlic powder, onion powder or parmesan cheese!  

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
How To Cook Frozen Onion Rings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 325 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Fat 27g42%
Saturated Fat 22g110%
Sodium 2334mg97%
Potassium 331mg9%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin C 16.7mg20%
Calcium 52mg5%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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