onion ring


Definition of onion ring 

: a ring of sliced onion coated with batter or crumbs and fried

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The deep-fried sides were cooked textbook-perfect — tempura onions rings were crunchy but not greasy; fries were golden and crispy. Bethany Jean Clement, The Seattle Times, "Seattle’s top 4 burger spots — ranked by Seattle Times critics," 10 July 2018 The rest of the lineup would feature 100 different kinds of nachos, thin crust pizza, and the soft kind of onion rings where only the breading between your teeth comes off with each bite. Sam Mellinger, kansascity, "Mellinger Minutes: Danny Duffy good again, Royals and 100 losses, and, oh yes, the Chiefs," 12 June 2018 Almost every table seems to have a tower of onion rings. Devra First, BostonGlobe.com, "Your 20-ounce prime chateaubriand is ready for its closeup," 7 June 2018 Indeed, the onion ring adds another satisfyingly crunchy element, along with a mellow sweetness. Nick Kindelsperger, chicagotribune.com, "Long live the wedge salad, America's silliest salad," 21 June 2018 Paul's Drive-In serves pork tenderloin sandwiches in baskets with fries and onion rings. Sarah Gish, kansascity, "Batter up: Here are 18 KC-area places to get perfect, golden-fried onion rings," 21 June 2018 The kitchen piled clean, crunchy catfish fillets on crackled bread for a New Orleans diner-quality po’ boy, even if the onion rings on the side were a soggy mess. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, "Review: McAdoo’s Seafood rides a strong wave in New Braunfels," 10 May 2018 Fries and onion rings, washed back with coffee frappes. Kara Baskin, BostonGlobe.com, "Coming soon: Cusser’s Roast Beef & Seafood, a seafood shanty in the heart of downtown," 1 May 2018 For $60, a fan gets 60 minutes to finish a burger that weighs six pounds and includes prime rib, brisket, sausage, onion rings, mac and cheese, cole slaw, pickles and lots of bacon on sourdough bread. Matt Young, Houston Chronicle, "What it's like to tackle Corpus Christi Hooks' crazy food challenge," 19 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of onion ring

1946, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of onion ring

: a ring of sliced onion that is covered with batter or bread crumbs and fried

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