October 22, 2012

Tuesdays At The Table - Baked Onion Rings

Little secret - I love onion rings.  I don't indulge in them often...but I've finally found a recipe that makes baked onion rings taste just as yummy (if not more) than the fried kind.

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Baked Onion Rings

4 cups Ritz crackers or Panko bread crumbs
1/2 teaspoon cayenne
1 cup low-fat buttermilk
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
1 to 2 large Vidalia onions, peeled


Place Ritz crackers into a food processor and process into crumbs, or place in a sealable plastic bag and crush with a rolling pin. (If you use Panko bread crumbs, move directly to the next step.)  Transfer to a shallow bowl, add cayenne, and set aside. In another bowl, combine buttermilk, 2 tablespoons of flour, salt and pepper and set aside. Slice onions into 1/2-inch circles and separate into rings.

Place the remaining flour in a sealable plastic bag, then add onions, and shake to coat. Dip onions 1 at a time into the buttermilk mixture, then into cracker/panko crumbs and place on baking sheet.

Place onion rings on a cookie/baking sheet that has been coated in cooking spray and then spritz cooking spray evenly over rings and bake at 450 for 20 minutes, or until coating is crisp.

What's cooking in your kitchen?

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7 comments:

  1. I have to make these! I have a serious thing for onion rings ;)
    Amanda and Nola

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  2. Looks like a fun recipe to try. My teen loves onion rings... I've never made them. They would be great with an antelope burger!

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  3. Thanks for Hosting Cole! Your pups are soo cute :)

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  4. Blog looks great! (I've been out of the loop for a while) I linked up Parmesan, Roasted Garlic & Basil bread today.

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  5. Thanks for hosting, Cole! Your baked onion rings sound like a nice alternative to the fried versions. :)

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  6. My guys love onion rings and I love that these are baked. Thanks for hosting another party! And for the laugh with the Halloween costumes you posted about today :-)

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