Oven Baked Onion Rings

I made my first batch of onion rings recently. I baked them instead of deep-fried them since it’s healthier. They were delicious!!! Read on.

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Ingredients:

  • 1/2 to 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tbs flour
  • 1 onion
  • 6 tbs crushed corn flakes cereal
  • 6 tbs seasoned bread crumbs
  • 4 tsp cornmeal
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp Onion powder
  • Cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Salt & Pepper

Step One: Pre-heat oven to 400 deg. Coat wire rack with cooking spray and place on top of a backing sheet.

Step Two: Turn the onion on its side and slice 1/2 to 1 inch thick.

Step Three: Combine corn flakes, breadcrumbs, cornmeal, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper and cayenne. Mix together.

Step Four: In a separate bowl, combine buttermilk whisking in the flour. Whisk until smooth.

Step Five: Dip each onion slice into the buttermilk mix to coat, then dip into the dry mix. Coat completely and place on wire rack. Repeat for each onion slice.

Step Six: Spray onions with cooking spray to hold the crumbs in place.

Step Seven: Bake for 10 minutes, flip and then bake for an additional 10-12 minutes.

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Nutritional Information per 1/4 onion:

  • Calories: 125
  • Fat: 2 g
  • Carbs: 25 g
  • Fiber: 3 
  • Protein: 4 g
  • Weight Watchers points plus: 3

Who said deep-fried was the only way to go huh?

Enjoy!

&teri

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