Friday, February 3, 2012
Baked Onion Rings
* 1 medium onion, sliced into 1/4 inch rings
* 2 1/4 cups low fat buttermilk
* 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
* 1/2 cup crushed corn cereal
* salt to taste
* seasonings of your choice (I used a pizza seasoning blend)
* cooking spray
1. Slice the onion, not to thinly. Place the slices of onion in a shallow dish.
2. Pour the buttermilk over the top and let them soak for about 1 - 2 hours, refrigerated.
3. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper or foil.
4. Combine panko, cereal, salt and spices together. Place half of the crumbs in a large dish, and reserve the rest for when the first batch is used up. (This should help avoid clumping and they should stick better to the onions.)
5. Dip each soaked onion ring into the crumb mixture; coat well.
6. Place rings onto two cookie sheets. Lightly spray with cooking spray. Bake about 14-15 minutes or until golden brown. Serve immediately.
Use tongs to work with the onion rings rather than your hands and this should keep the crumb mixture from clumping up too quickly. It will eventually clump, but hopefully using the tongs will postpone it a bit. For the corn cereal, the original recipe called for corn flakes, but I only had corn Chex on hand, so I went with that. Use what is in your pantry...you don't know how it is "supposed" to taste yet, anyway, so experiment with what you have on hand.
Posted by Elizabeth at 9:44 PM