Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Oven-Baked Onion Rings

I love love love onion rings, unfortunately I can't make them too often (or at all) because they are soooo incredibly unhealthy doe to deep frying them. Well problem solved! I finally figured out a way to oven fry union rings... And honestly... I like them way more then the last food fried ones!

  • 1 large Vidalia onion
  • 1 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 3/4 cup cornflake crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Slice the onion and separate into rings.
  • Place in a shallow bowl and pour the buttermilk over the onion rings.
  • Chill for 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 400F.
  • Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Combine the corn flake crumbs, garlic powder, parsley, cumin, black pepper and salt in a medium bowl.
  • Mix to combine.
  • Measure 2 tablespoons of the corn flake mixture and place on a plate.
  • Remove one onion ring from the buttermilk and coat with the corn flake mixture.
  • Place on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Repeat with remaining onion rings, adding corn flake mixture 1 tablespoon at a time as needed.
  • Spray coated rings lightly with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Bake on the bottom rack of the oven until cooked through and crispy, 15-20 minutes.