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Man oh man do I just love onion rings!! Its kind of a shocker to the family I grew up with. I was so picky about my food and didn’t like a lot of stuff, but since I have grown up I am loving so many things I hated then.
The other day I was having such a craving for some onion rings so I decided to do a search. A while back I ran across some oven baked onion rings and thought that I had pinned it. Well, I couldn’t find them so I searched there and came up with a few. I love this idea because we are eating healthier and haven’t fried anything in almost 6 years. If I want something like that I wait until our weekend ‘eat out’ meal or the month ‘eat out’ meal. To some that’s weird, only eating out once a week or even only once a month but it sure saves us some money and we can make stuff here almost as good and a lot healthier!
OK… getting on with the reason I am doing this post. I love onion rings.. I love Panko… so this was the recipe for me! I gave it a shot and they tasted great!! The only problem I had with them was that after coating with the flour, then dipping in milk (I didn’t have any buttermilk) I couldn’t get the coating to stick to the slick outside. I only had a red onion so I don’t know if this is the reason why or not. But.. needless to say they were good!! I will def. do this recipe again when I am in need of that onion ring fix!!
Oven Baked Onion Rings
1 large yellow onion
Milk or Buttermilk
1 box Panko bread crumbs
1 tsp Salt
Grease or line a cookie sheet, and preheat your oven to 400°F.
Peel your onion, and hold it lengthwise to make slices 3/4" to 1"-inch apart. Separate the rings into a bowl or plastic zip lock bag, and dredge with flour until all of the rings are evenly coated.
Set up two more bowls. In the first bowl, add your milk or buttermilk until the liquid is about 1-inch deep. Fill the second bowl halfway with the breadcrumbs. Add the salt, and stir to combine.
Each flour-coated onion ring must first be dipped in the bowl with the milk/buttermilk, and then immediately dipped into the bowl with the Panko bread crumbs. Make sure that the insides and outsides of the onion ring are evenly coated with breadcrumbs, and then place on the cookie sheet. Repeat the process for all of the onion rings.
Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the edges of the onion rings are golden brown. Remove from the oven, and cool for 5 minutes. Serve with your favorite