These copycat Popeye's onion rings are delicious when you can't get them from the restaurant. These onion rings are thickly sliced and golden with a wonderful old-fashioned taste. They are also excellent to serve with burgers or chicken, or even, just on their own.
Does Popeye's Have Onion Rings?
Yes, Popeye's still has onion rings, but they changed their recipe a few years ago and now they aren't as tasty. However, this copycat Popeye's onion ring recipe tastes like the original version of Popeye's onion rings.
Popeye's Copycat Onion Rings
These Popeye's copycat onion rings are made with white or yellow onions sliced into rings, all-purpose flour, milk, eggs, and seasonings including black pepper, garlic, and salt. You can use any type of seasonings you like, but I recommend that you use dried Italian herbs in the mix.
The method of making the onion rings is simple; simply mix all the dry ingredients together in one bowl and the wet ingredients, including milk and eggs, in another.
The onion rings should first be coated with milk mixture, followed by the flour, and then the milk mixture again. Then, repeat this process three more times to make a thick coating. After that, fry them in a pot of oil heated to 375 F, turning once, until golden brown, about 2 to 3 minutes.
How to Store Popeye's Onion Rings
- Store in the Fridge: Onion rings can be stored in the fridge for 3 to 4 days. After the onion rings have cooled to room temperature, place them in airtight glass containers and refrigerate them. After storing the onion rings, they will be soggy but reheating them correctly can return their crispy texture.
- Store in the Freezer: The onion rings can be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months. In order to freeze the onion rings, place them in freezer bags and try to extract as much air from the bags as possible. It is a good idea to label the bags with the freezing date as well.
- Store at Room Temperature: The onion rings can only be stored at room temperature for 4 to 6 hours. Don't allow them to stay out too long before placing them in the fridge.
How to Reheat Popeye's Onion Rings
- The Oven: Preheat the oven to 350 F. Place the leftover (cold not frozen) onion rings in a baking pan and bake them for 5 to 10 minutes.
- In the Microwave: Using the microwave is the fastest way to reheat leftover onion rings. Just place the onion rings into a microwave-safe bowl and heat them for 1 to 2 minutes until warmed through.
- In the Air Fryer: When you reheat onion rings in the air fryer, they will crisp up, just as if they had been fried. First, preheat the air fryer to 350 F for 3 minutes. Then, spray some oil on the leftover onion rings and place them in the basket. The onion rings should heat for 3 minutes, and then you should shake the basket and flip the rings before heating them for 3 minutes more. This process will result in crisp onion rings.
What to Serve With Popeye's Onion Rings
These onion rings are one of the most amazing appetizers ever. You can pair them with dipping sauces like mayo, ketchup, or mustard. Alternatively, you can create a sauce-like yum yum or garlic sauce to serve alongside these onion rings.
You could also add fried onion rings to your burger or serve them as a topping for a salad, beef stew, or even rice. These onion rings are an excellent appetizer, garnish, or side dish to serve with many other dishes.
Listed below are some dishes you can serve with Popeye's onion rings:
- Cranberry Sauce
- Boom Boom Sauce
- Tartar Sauce
- What Is Masago Sauce
- Pioneer Woman's Vegetable Beef Soup
- Ina Garten's Beef Bourguignon
- Canned Corned Beef Hash Recipe
- Pioneer Woman's Ham And Bean Soup
- Vegetable oil
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 cup milk
- 2 large eggs
- 2 onions, sliced into rings
- Heat vegetable oil to 375 F in a large pot or Dutch oven.
- Sift the flour into a bowl. Then, mix it with salt, black pepper, chili powder, and garlic powder.
- In another bowl, whisk the milk with the eggs.
- Dip the onion rings in the milk mixture followed by the flour. Repeat the process three times.
- Cook the onions in the hot oil, turning once, until they are golden and light brown, about 3 to 5 minutes.
- Serve hot with your favorite dipping sauce.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 237Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 98mgSodium: 668mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 2gSugar: 6gProtein: 9g