Baked Onion Rings

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Oh, onion rings, how I love thee!Though, I never order them! In fact, I couldn’t even tell you the last time I had onion rings! I got a wicked craving for them last week and I just had to have them, but of course, I wanted them without all of the calories and fat. Frying them was out of the question. Time to bake ’em up!
I was a little worried about getting these to brown so depending on your oven, you may want to bake them a little longer. Even though they didn’t get as golden all the way around like I wanted them to, I still found them to be perfectly crispy! I dipped mine in sriracha mayo (which makes them even more yummy, by the way!) I would take this baked version any day over the fried version!
 

Baked Onion Rings

Ingredients:

  • 1 large yellow onion, sliced, rings separated
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 tbs. buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder

Instructions:

1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Place a baking rack on top and spray with non-stick spray.

2. Get 2 shallow bowls (or pie dishes). In one, whisk together the egg and buttermilk. In the other, combine the flour, bread crumbs, salt, red pepper, and the garlic powder.

3. Dip each ring into the egg and buttermilk mixture. Make sure the ring is well-coated. Then dip into the bread crumb mixture. If you run into any problems with getting the bread crumbs to stick, try using a spoon to drizzle some of the egg mixture on those spots and then cover them with more breadcrumbs. Place each coated ring onto the baking rack. Once all of the rings are finished, spray them with non-stick spray. Bake in the oven for about 7 minutes or until they start to turn golden. Remove them and flip over and bake for another 5-7 minutes. If the rings don’t brown enough, try spraying with more spray.

4. Remove from the onion and serve alongside the dipping sauce of your choice (ranch, sriracha mayo, sriracha ranch, chipotle ranch, etc.).

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aging-ungracefullyStephanie Day is the author of the food blog, Eat. Drink. Love. By day, Stephanie is a developmental psychologist who specializes in educational research. However, Stephanie has always had a passion for cooking ever since she was a little girl and started her blog as a way to expand her cooking skills and to share simple and healthy recipes with her readers. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, drinking wine, and photography.

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