Dipped in batter then rolled in panko. Get best results by letting the batter dipped rings drain and dry a tad on a rack before adding the bread crumbs. I place the battered rings one at a time in a small bowl with the crumbs and shake and toss to coat. Keep them on a plate until they are all coated or else do a few and drop them into the hot oil while you coat a few more. Remember to season them while they are hot.