Crispy Baked Onion Rings are healthier than they look. Intrigued? Read on!
Remember how last week I was craving onion rings? You might have read about it on facebook, and then later on when I mentioned it in my post. Well those who know me will not be surprised to learn that once I get an idea in my head, it doesn’t leave very easily.
And so onion rings were right on the top of my mind for a couple of days now. And finally I made them.
But let me backtrack for a minute. I recently photographed baked onion rings for a photography job I did. (You didn’t know that I do freelance photography? Now you do!) And really, that’s when the cravings started. Those were baked, but still, not so healthy. I knew I needed to come up with a healthier version that I could eat without feeling too guilty.
But life got busy and I made all kinds of other treats. But then onion rings popped back into my head, and there was no turning back. I won’t say these are the healthiest things in the world, but they are breaded with whole wheat bread crumbs and practically fat free, so there are loads of things out there worse for you than these delicious onion rings.
One more thing that you might find funny. I was starving when these came out of the oven, and didn’t have much time to think about the pictures. Luckily, as I mentioned, I recently photographed onion rings. So I had this pretty little bowl/basket, left from that shoot. How pretty do these look?!
Anyway, go ahead and make these. They were totally worth all of the anticipation!
- 1 large white onion
- 2 Tablespoons white whole wheat flour
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoons kosher salt
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon parsley flakes
- pinch cayenne pepper
- 1 -1/2 cups whole wheat bread crumbs
- Preheat oven to 450. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
- Peel the onion and slice it in full rounds, about ¼ of an inch. Separate the individual layers and place in a medium bowl. Add the whole wheat flour and toss to dredge the onion slices.
- In a small bowl, mix together the eggs, salt, garlic powder, parsley and cayenne. Beat with a fork until combined.
- Place the bread crumbs in another small bowl.
- Dip one of the rings into the egg and spice mixture, and then into the bread crumbs, turning it in both to coat on all sides. Place the coated onion ring on the prepared tray. Spray well with pam or spray oil.
- Place the tray in the oven and bake at 450 for 10 minutes. Remove the tray from the oven, turn over all of the rings, and spay the other side again. Bake for an additional 2-4 minutes, until bottoms are crispy.
- Serve hot.
PS: these would be delicious with my honey mustard dip, or just some ketchup!
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Thanks everyone for stopping by! Enjoy these onion rings (I sure did!). To all of my Jewish friends that are fasting this week, have an easy fast! See you on the other side of it for more yummy treats!
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