Yet another thing that I absolutely love. Onion Rings. In fact, I had some last night. Not these though. I'm trying to get in everything I want to splurge on before I join weight watchers this weekend!
These onion rings we made with these burgers and I was super surprised at how crispy they were to be baked! The original recipe called for baked potato chips but some of the comments said they were using panko so I Used panko. I think I might try them with baked potato chips at some point but panko was more accessible.
And yes, I am going to join Weight Watchers. I have reached a point where I am unhappy with how I look and I want to be happy to be in a picture with my boys! With the potato chips, these would be 6 points plus per serving but the panko may change that points structure too.
Baked Onion Rings
recipe adapted from this recipe at Food Network
- Cooking spray
- 4 cups panko breadcrumbs
- 1/2 teaspoon seasoning salt
- 1 cup lowfat buttermilk
- 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- 1 to 2 large Vidalia onions, peeled
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
Spray a baking sheet slightly with oil and set aside.
Place panko in a bowl along with seasoning salt.
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, keeping only large, whole rings (reserve rest of onions for other uses). You should come out with about 12 to 14 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 dip into panko crumbs and place on baking sheet.
Spray canola oil evenly over rings and bake for 20 minutes, or until coating is crisp. Season with salt, to taste, and serve immediately.