Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Baked Onion Rings!

One of my favorite foods, hands down, is onion rings!  I know they have the tendency to give you bad breath, but it's soo worth it!  I don't know why I love them so much, but I do, it's a problem of mine:)  I found some delicious looking home-made onion ring recipes to try on Pinterest and the one I chose was this one from Annie's Eats:)

I changed it up just a tiny bit because I couldn't find one of the ingredients it called for!

Ingredients:
1/2 C of flour divided
1 large egg
1/2 C of buttermilk
1/4 tsp. of cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 1/2 sleeves of vegetable Ritz crackers
4 C of kettle cooked potato chips
2 large onions
6 tbsp of canola oil

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.  In a shallow baking dish, such as a bowl, measure 1/4 of a cup of flour.  Grab another bowl and mix together the egg and buttermilk.  Next add in your remaining dry ingredients ( flour, cayenne pepper, salt, pepper).  Take out your food processor and put in the Ritz crackers and the potato chips until they are finely ground.

Put in food processor
I have to say, this was my first time using our food processor and I've had it since our wedding in July!  It took me a while to figure this thing out!  When I did though, it worked wonderfully:)  Take your Ritz and potato chip mixture and place in a casserole dish.  Slice your onions to about 1/2 inch thick.  Dip your onions into the flour then into the liquid mixture.  Lastly,  dip it into the crumb mixture and place on to a greased pizza/cookie sheet pan!

Dip into different mixtures
When pan is full, set timer for 8 minutes and then after the time is up flip your onion rings over.  Then set the timer for another 8 minutes.  They are ready to serve and enjoy:):)

Still need to plate
Ready to Serve!!!!
Hope you have a fantastic day:)

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Until next time!!!!!
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14 comments:

  1. was checking out the onions rings you wanted to make. These look so good. I love onion rings and never care if they give me bad breath because they are so worth eating! Loving that you found a healthier alternative.

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    1. Yes, I was happy that I found one that didn't have to be fryed! At home, I try not to do that, just to make it a little healthier and because I hate the smell that frying leaves behind!

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  2. These look so good. I have done baked onion rings before with breadcrumbs and flour, but your toppings look so much yummier!

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    1. I bet bread crumbs would be tasty too:)

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  3. Yum!These look so good and I love onions! I am a bit of a freak when it comes to onions...I love them on everything! Thanks so much for visiting me! Happy Easter and have a wonderful long weekend! Angie xo

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    1. I love onions just as much as you! I like them on just about anything too:) You have a wonderful weekend and Easter also!!!

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  4. So these look yummy but are they on the Weight Watchers diet plan ...?

    I'm counting my points here before Summer swimsuit season kicks in ...

    ;)
    Linda

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  5. Yummy! I would love for you to link this up to my Unveil Your Genius link party (new linky every Thursday).
    http://taylornorris.blogspot.com/2012/04/unveil-your-genius-link-party-5.html

    Happy Thursday!

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    1. Thanks Taylor! I will definitely have to do that:)

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  6. Yum--I'm an onion ring fan too, but have never tried baking them. I'm intrigued by the crumbs in the coating!!
    (picked you as a fave from the Ginger Snap Craft's party :)

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    1. That just made my day! Thanks for that:) I was afraid by baking the onion rings that they wouldn't get crunchy, but with the crumb coating they did!

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