Here's how you can make Burger King onion rings at home

There's a lot to love about onion rings at Burger King, and there's a good chance it's the side you get with your burger. In fact, they might even be on top of your burger too. From the crisp, crunchy edges to the zesty sauce that are the driving force behind the fast-food restaurant's onion rings, the alternative to fries is pretty popular. Fortunately for mega-fans, you can make them at home pretty easily. However, you'll still have to visit your local Burger King to get the signature sauce. 

While you might think you would be set to make onion rings as long as you have a hot, bubbling vat of oil, but there are a couple of ways you can go about making this copycat item. One thing that's a little unusual or different about Burger King's side is that it isn't made with rings of onion at all. Instead, the onion rings are made with a paste that consists of diced onions (via Grub Grade). If it sounds more tricky to work with at home, don't worry. There's a recipe for that too.

How to make copycat Burger King onion rings

To make truly copycat onion rings that resemble those of Burger King, you'll want to follow the recipe from Food, which instructs you how to make the diced onion paste. It calls for medium white onions, breadcrumbs, milk, all-purpose flour, garlic powder, salt, and vegetable oil. Essentially, you combine the diced onions with half the breadcrumbs and a splash of milk. Once you have the paste, form ring shapes, place them onto a foil-lined baking sheet, and freeze them.

After they are frozen, heat your oil to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and arrange your bowls for breading. In one bowl there should be flour and milk and another should have the garlic powder and breadcrumbs. To coat, start with the milk and flour combo then dunk the rings in the breadcrumb mixture. Fry a few at a time for a minute and a half to three minutes. Once they're golden brown, place on a paper towel to drain. It's as easy as that.

If you prefer to simply use rings of onion, you can follow directions from Recipe Fairy. It follows the same basic directions, but instead of dicing the onion, slice it into 1-centimeter thick rings. The recipe also suggests using a separate bowl for the flour, milk, and breadcrumbs respectively. However you make this delicious side at home, don't forget to season with salt at the end and enjoy.