keto-friendly fried onion rings

keto-friendly fried onion rings


For the onion rings:

  • 1 large onion, cut into rings (peel and separate the rings)
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • Cooking oil for frying (such as avocado oil or coconut oil)


  1. Prepare the Onion Rings:
    • Peel the onion and slice it into rings. Separate the rings and set them aside.
  2. Prepare the Breading Mixture:
    • In a shallow bowl, combine the almond flour, grated Parmesan cheese, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and black pepper. Mix well to create the breading mixture.
  3. Dip and Bread the Onion Rings:
    • Dip each onion ring into the beaten eggs, making sure it’s well coated.
    • Transfer the egg-coated onion ring into the breading mixture, pressing the mixture onto the onion to adhere.
    • Place the breaded onion ring on a plate or wire rack. Repeat this process for all the onion rings.
  4. Chill and Set:
    • Place the breaded onion rings in the refrigerator for about 15-20 minutes. This will help the breading set and adhere better during frying.
  5. Fry the Onion Rings:
    • In a skillet or frying pan, heat enough cooking oil for frying over medium heat. The oil should be hot but not smoking.
    • Carefully add the breaded onion rings to the hot oil in batches, without overcrowding the pan.
    • Fry the onion rings for about 2-3 minutes per side, or until they are golden brown and crispy.
    • Use tongs to flip the onion rings halfway through cooking.
  6. Drain and Serve:
    • Once the onion rings are fried to your desired level of crispiness, remove them from the oil and place them on a plate lined with paper towels to drain excess oil.
  7. Serve and Enjoy:
    • Serve the keto-friendly fried onion rings immediately while they’re still warm and crispy.

These keto-friendly fried onion rings make for a great snack or appetizer option. They’re coated in a flavorful almond flour and Parmesan breading, making them a delicious low-carb alternative to traditional onion rings. Remember to adjust the seasonings and spices to your taste preferences.