January 30, 2011

Baked Onion Rings

When it comes to food I have too many to count only a few ridiculous weak points.
Onion Rings could possibly be on the top of that list.

Baked Onion Rings

Oven Fried Onion Rings
I coated some in chips and some in breadcrumbs

I used to hate onions. Then when I started to cook a lot more, I caramelized them and fell in love. Let’s not get started on my previous addiction to FunYuns Rings.


I’m not sure why, how or when, but all I remember was needing onion rings and going to the kitchen to make some. By the time my health conscience came back, my friend and I were halfway through the batch.


Okay, she had a few, I was halfway through.



Please, if you love me, don’t encourage me to make these again. They were way too delicious. I finished the rest the next day. I’m trying not to think about how many onion rings this recipe made and instead focusing on how amazing these were.


Better than your favourite famous worldwide burger fast food restaurant’s deep-fried version of onion rings. I justify eating them because they weren’t oily, heavy or anything of that sort. I was surprised that though they were oven fried they still tasted deliciously crunchy yet fresher on the outside, but soft on the inside (like they should). And of course, baked means healthier.




“healthier”.

Oven Fried Onion Rings

Baked Onion Rings

Preparation 15 min Cook Time 16 min

Onion Rings via Not Without Salt (one of my favourite food blogs) P.S. I made some with chips, and some with breadcrumbs.

Ingredients

  • Oven-Fried Onion Rings
  • 2 medium onions (sweet or yellow) cut into 1/2 – inch rings
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup + 1 tbl. flour
  • 1 1/2 cups crushed potato chips (I highly recommend Kettle chips if you can find them)
  • 3 tbl. vegetable oil

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 450*
  2. Combine 1/4 cup flour, salt, pepper and cayenne in a bowl large enough to dip the onions into.
  3. In another similar size bowl combine the buttermilk, egg and 1/4 cup + 1 tbl. flour. Whisk until a smooth batter is formed.
  4. Have all your ingredients nearby to minimize the mess. First your seasoned flour, then the batter and finally a bowl containing your crushed chips.
  5. Dip an onion ring into the seasoned flour. This will help the batter to adhere which helps the chips to adhere. They all work together – deliciously.
  6. After the seasoned flour, dip the onion into the buttermilk batter. Let the excess batter dribble off before you coat the wet ring with the crushed chips. You will need to use your hands a bit to make sure the chips adhere.
  7. Repeat this process with all the onion rings.
  8. Cover a baking sheet with a piece of parchment. Drizzle with 3 tbl. vegetable oil then pop it into the hot oven for 8 minutes – or until the oil just starts to smoke. Carefully remove the baking sheet from the oven and rotate to evenly coat with oil.
  9. Quickly place your onion rings on the baking sheet then return to the oven. Bake for 8 minutes then flip each ring over before baking for another 8 minutes.

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10 comments

  1. Amy says:

    How wonderful. These are a much healthier version of onion rings. I love onion rings but always avoid making them at home because I don't want to use a whole pot of oil, plus, don't need more fat on my body! LOL. Thanks for the recipe. I definitely will make them soon! 😉

  2. Out of the Kitchen says:

    The kids will love these. The fact that they are oven-baked makes me love them even more!

  3. Jessiker says:

    Amy – your welcome! Yes not being deep fried was a great benefit!
    Out of the Kitchen – I do hope they love them! I found them delicious and not heart-stopping (or clogging)!

  4. Makeup and More by Shelly says:

    Jess! Your blog really does inspire me to want to cook now haha. I'm def going to try make these cause i loveee onion rings! Thanks for the recipe hun, keep up the awesome bloggin. Proud of uuuu. 🙂

  5. Jessiker says:

    Shelly – thanks so much babe :). Yeah I hope you do try this recipe is AWESOME! And I will definitely keep up the blogging 🙂 you too!

  6. Jackie says:

    ok..that’s it!! I have to MAKE these for Superbowl Sunday!!!!!!!!!!! lol..
    Jackie

    • Jessica says:

      Haha Jackie! Yes do make it and do enjoy!! I will too be making these for Super Bowl Sunday!

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