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Oven-Fried Onion Rings

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Oven-Fried Onion Rings

Oven-Fried Onion Rings Recipe

Photo (c) John Mitzewich
These oven-fried onion rings are low fat, crisp, and so easy. Why bother with all the mess frying onion rings when this baked version works so well? The secret to this onion ring recipe is the "Panko," Japanese-style breadcrumbs, which give the rings a light, crunchy texture.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 3 egg whites
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • pinch of cayenne
  • 2 yellow onions, sliced, separated into 1/2-in thick rings
  • 1/2 cup flour, seasoned w/ salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste
  • 3 to 4 cups Panko, Japanese-style breadcrumbs
  • vegetable oil spray

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.

Whisk the egg whites, milk and cayenne together in a mixing bowl; reserve. Pour the breadcrumbs into a shallow baking dish; reserve

Add the onion rings to a large mixing bowl and sprinkle over the flour and toss to coat thoroughly. Working in batches, dip the floured onion rings into the egg mixture and then into the breadcrumbs to coat completely. Transfer to baking sheets.

Spray lightly with oil and bake for 12-15 minutes, or until golden-brown and crisp around the edges. Serve hot.

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