Best known for their hot dogs and the now infamous yearly contest – Nathan’s also produce these onion rings – a perfect side dish. Two dozen or so onion rings come in a freezer bag that’s non resealable.
Cooking: Deep fry or bake. Or whack em in the air fryer. If you don’t have one, this type of product is what the air fryer excels at.
Taste and texture: Wonderful. And that’s speaking as someone who doesn’t deep fry at home. Air fried the rings come out fabulously crisp. Inside is real onion, not minced and reformed mush. The onion is sweet, the batter is rich and crunchy, what more can you ask for?
Verdict: The best frozen onion ring out there? Probably. I’ve not tried anything that beats this one. Also – $2.99 price at my local Kroeger for a bag is a steal in my mind. Now, when is the Nathan’s onion ring eating contest? Asking for a friend…
Nathan’s Thick Sliced Battered Onion Rings nutrition and cooking
Are Nathan's Thick Sliced Battered Onion Rings any good?
Yes! These are first rate frozen onion rings, well worth your time. I can’t imagine a frozen onion ring being much better than this.
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