Sonic Onion Rings

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Total Time
5 mins
1 min, Very good onion ring.

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  • 2 vidalia onions
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups white cornmeal
  • 4 cups Crisco cooking oil (or enough for your personal fryer)
  • 2 quarts ice water, divided


  1. Slice onions 1/2 inch thick.
  2. Place rings into bowl of ice water.
  3. Take out rings one at a time and coat with flour.
  4. Gently dip ring into 2nd bowl of ice water, and then coat with corn meal.
  5. Drop into hot oil and fry until golden.
  6. Drain on paper towels.
Most Helpful

My mom used to work at Sonic as a car hop. She has the recipe and makes it at home; those onion rings taste just like Sonic. I can tell you that this is not the recipe they use at Sonic, although a small part of it is correct. I didn't put any stars b/c I had not tried this recipe, I just know it's not the same.

1 5

Not a good recipe at all. These taste nothing like Sonic....

4 5

After you flour the onion ring and then dip again in the water, does the flour stick?