Fat Ronnie’s Fried Onion Rings

Between 1974 – 1976 in Topeka Kansas when our family was young we would stop for a bag of onion rings before we spend the day at the pool. The onion rings were always served in a brown paper bag.

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Fat Ronnie’s Fried Onion Rings

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Fat Ronnie's Fried Onion Rings

Fat Ronnie’s Fried Onion Rings – a blast from the past

Make the best onion rings just like Fat Ronnie did in Topeka, Kansas. 
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Fried Onion Rings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 1
Calories: 633kcal


  • 2 cupd flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 Large sweet onion sliced 1/2-inch thick
  • vegetable oil for frying


  • Place buttermilk in one bowl and set aside. Mix flour, salt, pepper, and baking powder in separate bowl. Heat oil at 375 for frying. Dredge onion rings in flour mixture first, then dip in butter milk and then coat with flour mixture again. Place onion rings in hot oil and do not crowd onion rings. When onion rings are golden brown remove from oil and drain. More salt may be added to your taste.


Calories: 633kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 62g | Saturated Fat: 49g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 3742mg | Potassium: 526mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 395IU | Calcium: 363mg | Iron: 0.2mg

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  1. Teresa Williams

    I’m “Fat Ronnie’s” wife. He would be so glad to see so many people still enjoying the food he prepared! For a time, he had two restaurants in Topeka – both with a sub sandwich counter, a Mexican food counter, and a BBQ counter. He enjoyed all of the foods he prepared but I think the most popular were the onion rings and mushrooms. Ron died in 2014 after a long battle with diabetes and lots of diabetes-related complications.

  2. Liz Nelson

    5 stars
    I love onion rings especially ones coated in flour. These will be made in my house often! They were so good!!!

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