Onion Crisps

I know, I know, I am supposed to be done the series on appetizers. But, there are a few recipes that didn’t make it into the top 12 for this year’s Super Bowl Snacks. So, I thought I would post them as honourable mentions! Today’s recipe I simply call onion crisps. There is an awesome restaurant called The Keg and they have these onion crisps – I think they call them onion frizzles or something. Anyway, they are so amazing and I always want more. They are great on a steak, on a burger or just as a side.

In an effort to recreate the experience from The Keg, I made these onion crisps. Have you ever eaten something at a restaurant and then try to make it at home? I love it when it works and these onion crisps were spectacular. Think onion rings, but thin, ultra crispy, with a nice spice of salt and pepper. Woohoo! I am definitely going to make these the next time I grill a t-bone steak!

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3.5 from 2 votes

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 14 minutes
Servings 2
Author Steve Cylka


  • 1 large onion
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper


  • Slice an onion very thin. Use a mandoline if you have one.
  • Soak in the milk for 15-20 minutes.
  • Mix the flour, salt and pepper.
  • Remove a handful of the onions from the milk and shake excess milk off. Dredge the onions in the flour mixture making sure that all the onions are coated. Remove from the flour and shake the onions again to get off the excess flour.
  • Drop into 375F hot oil. Deep fry for a few minutes. The onions will crisp up and brown. Remove and drain on a paper towel.


About Steve Cylka

Steve is the author of The Black Peppercorn. He is a recipe developer and food photographer. His recipes have been featured on websites like Bradley Smoker, Times Picayune, Buzzfeed, and Basil & Salt. He has also authored and co-authored a couple cookbooks.


  1. The thin onion rings is the key-definitely not an easy task! Your rings did turn out toasty thin and perfect. Hmmm-the people at the keg are going to wonder why they don’t sell these as much, now that you did this delicious post! Enjoy the day

  2. Amazing, Steve! Love these crispy gems…and I know I could not stop at just one 🙂

  3. Hey, those look very inviting! Nice and thin and crispy!

  4. Oooh, those are pretty! Congratulations on recreating them at home.

  5. I love crispy onions. These looks really wonderful. Keep those recipes coming. We all need inspiration for our upcoming Superbowl parties. 🙂

  6. Steve: When my youngest was about five, she wouldn’t ask to go to MacDonald’s.
    She would ask to go for the Keg.
    It was her favorite restaurant.

    Theses sound great, thanks for sharing.

  7. Onion crisp are always a good treat but I’ve never made them at home. That has to change.

  8. I love these things – my husband and I always order onion rings or onion straws or any form of deep fried onion when we go out!

  9. Does the type of onion matter at all?

  10. I LOVE The Keg and their frizzled onions!

  11. can i use shallots?

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