When I think of onion rings I usually think of a fried food that is a big no-no when it comes to eating healthy. That's why I decided to give oven baked onion rings a try. My first go showed me I needed to tweak things a bit. I couldn't get the panko bread crumbs to stick to the onion, which basically left me with an onion dripping in egg wash. I did manage to make half battered onion rings that night. It wasn't a total fail because my hubby did enjoy them! I decided to add in Italian bread crumbs and the onion rings came out so much better. So, here is my new recipe where the batter is much more cooperative. ;)
*1.5 cups Panko bread crumbs
*1.5 cups Italian style bread crumbs
*2 medium size yellow onions
*3 large eggs
*1/4 cup 2% milk
*1/2 tsp garlic salt
*1/3 cup all purpose flour
*Olive Oil-enough to coat baking sheet
*Combine the eggs, milk, salt, garlic salt, and all purpose flour in a bowl. Whisk until smooth.
*Combine the Panko & Italian bread crumbs in another bowl.
*Slice the onions into 1/2 inch sections and separate into rings.
*Place one piece of onion in the egg wash and coat it.
*Place coated onion in bread crumb mixture and coat. Coat on one side and then turn to coat the other.
*Place on baking sheet. Place onions side by side. Once full, place the baking sheeting in a 450 degree oven for approximately 15 minutes.
*Place on baking sheet coated with olive oil.
You may need two pans of onion rings depending on the size of your onions.
That's it! The recipe is pretty easy, and you can satisfy your craving for onion rings without all the extra calories and grease. Hope you enjoy your delicious baked onion rings!