Baked onion rings are a double whammy in my (very small) cookbook. I may pretend that I choose to bake them because I am opting for a healthier alternative… but, while partially true, the real reasons lie in the cost of frying. I just don’t want to buy tons of oil (nor do I want to store semi-used oil). So, my cheapness saves me some unnecessary calories… which I made up for by eating a few sleeves of thin mint Girl Scout cookies.
These onion rings were simple to make, were cheap as dirt, and turned out pretty damn good. As you should know, I am all for cheap and delicious food, so I will be making these again (and again (and again)).
Quite simply, the onion was chopped into 1/2 inch wide slices and then I separated them out into individual rings. After that, it was a quick flour -> egg -> bread crumb coating followed by a quick 15 minute bake.
One thing to note: you do want to spray the hell out of these with some sort of cooking spray before you throw them in the oven.
Second thing to note: flip these at the halfway point to make sure both sides get evenly cooked.
I was impressed by how well these turned out… and even though I am VERY easily impressed when it comes to my cooking adventures, I do recommend these to anyone looking for an easy no-fry onion ring.
While we ate about an onions worth of these (which is quite a bit), we did manage to save a handful for our actual meal. Make sure to check back in on Wednesday to find out what these helped me create. Hint: It is one of my fast food favorites!
Baked onion rings that turn out just as crispy and flavorful as any of the fried versions you will find.