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Friday, November 30, 2012

Easy Baked Onion Rings

I love me some fried food. French fries, fried chicken (especially Chinese food), fried seafood, and onion rings! However, I want to live past the age of 50 with some semblance of health, so I limit my intake of such foods. So, instead of living without all my favorites, I try to find healthier alternatives.

I've made a non-deep fried general tso, non-fried bang bang shrimp, kale chips, butternut squash fries, and now Baked Onion Ring!!!

Easy Baked Onion Rings
1 large onion (sweet, vadalia, or yellow)
1-2 cups milk (any kind... skim, half & half, buttermilk)
1-2 cups flour
2-3 cups bread crumbs (a combo of panko and seasoned is yummy)
hot sauce (add to milk for a kick)

Preheat the oven to 450. Slice the onion is 1/2 in rounds and separate the rings (one onion makes plenty of rings... about two sheet pans worth). Dip the onion rings into the flour and place them on a cookie sheet. Put the cookie sheet into the freezer for about 15 minutes. Then, dip the frozen rings into the milk and then into the bread crumbs. Spray the rings with oil spray and bake for 12-15 minutes until golden brown.

Enjoy with ketchup!

What are your favorite healthy swaps? Please share!


  1. I LOVE onion rings and these look absolutely delicious and easy to make! Cant wait to try it!

  2. Thanks! They are surprisingly good and I don't feel the heavy stomach feel I get after eating fried onion rings.