Copycat Tony Roma’s Onion Loaf

6 white onions, sliced and separated into rings
1 cup milk
3 eggs, beaten
salt, to taste
2 cups pancake mix

Combine milk, eggs, and salt in a mixing bowl. Soak the onions in this mixture for about 30 minutes. Place pancake mix in a shallow bowl. Heat oil for frying in a heavy skillet to 375 degrees F.

Remove the onion rings from milk mixture, dip in pancake mix and place in hot oil. Fry rings until golden brown. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels to drain.

Pack fried onion rings solidly, but loosely, without pressing too hard, into an 8-by 4-inch loaf pan. Bake at 400 degrees F for 10 to 15 minutes. Turn out onto serving plate.

Serve with your favorite dipping sauce.



  1. I would LOVE the recipe for Houlihan’s fabulous Asian Chicken Salad with tortillas. PLEASE!

  2. Used to have Tony Roma’s in Sacramento CA on Arden Way for many many years. Health department closed it down and we never understood why. No explanation was given to anyone. As far as I am converned, it was by far the best (#1!) BBQ restaurant on this side of the continent and I do miss eating there. If anyone has any of their recipes or close copycat ones, please please post. Carolina Honey’s were wonderful. BUT… Ill take any Tony Roma recipe LOL.

  3. Thank you SO much for this recipe! I have wanted this like crazy and I can hardly wait to make it! In fact, I am going to give it a try this very day as my grand daughter is coming and she will probably inhale the whole shebang!!!

  4. Thank you SO much for this recipe!! I am so happy to know how to make this and cannot wait for my family to dig into this, which has been a favorite! I love being able to duplicate the great food found at our favorite eating spots!!!

  5. Shalori

    I have copy cat recipes for Tony Roma’s sauce; I actually PREFER it to the stuff U can buy in the bottle
    kctobyjoe AT comcast DOT net

  6. I truly do not understand WHY people comment on these ‘commenting’ sites on recipes’ …. when they have NOT even tried the recipe. Isn’t that what the ‘comment’ area is for????? Please, who wants to read your comments saying, ” it sounds good”, “I am going to try it”… Please TRY IT then comment.

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