They’re rich and crisp and delicious, surprisingly sweet for a flavor so often related to being spicy and the source of tears. But something about the process of breading them in a flavorful coating and deep frying them in a vat of oil brings out the best of the onion. They can come in towers and flowers, giant sized and tiny, and they’re a favorite side at burger joints all over the world.

That’s right, I'm talking about onion rings, and National Onion Rings Day celebrates this delicious treat and its long history.

The origin of the Onion Rings is actually somewhat mysterious, but in 1802 a recipe was published in ”The Art of Cookery Made Easy and Refined”.

Onion Rings Day is your opportunity to get out there and enjoy your favorite deep fried savory treat. There are dozens of recipes online that you can try, and even more recipes for sauces to serve them with.

Sit back, enjoy and Happy Onion Rings Day!