The kids loved these! Even my pickiest eater who won't touch onions. They were gone in minutes and healthier because they were baked and not fried.
Homemade Baked Onion Rings
1 medium onion, sliced into 1/4 inch rings
2 1/4 cups of Buttermilk
1/2 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
1/3 cup of Parmesan
1/4 crushed Ritz crackers or Corn Flakes (I used Ritz)
salt to taste
olive oil baking spray
Note: You can make this even more low fat by using low fat Buttermilk, Corn Flakes and Whole Wheat bread crumbs. They are already lower in fat by baking them but this makes it just a little bit skinnier.
Place sliced onions in a shallow dish then pour the buttermilk over the top and then refrigerate for 1-2 hours.
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper or foil.
Combine bread crumbs, Ritz crushed crackers and Parmesan in a large dish and season with salt. Split it in half so you can do two batches which will eliminate clumping and it will stick to the onions better.
Dip each soaked onion ring into the crumb mixture, coat well. Place rings onto two cookie sheets. Lightly spray the tops with olive oil. Bake about 12 minutes or until golden brown and serve immediately. Check periodically in case your oven runs hot.
I took a few pictures of the process so you could see how I did it.
Gone but not forgotten.
These are a great alternative to deep fried onion rings and the kids devoured them. I hope you enjoy this yummy recipe as much as we did. Thanks for stopping by and please help keep Riches to Rags by Dori going by clicking the sponsor ads. Thanks you so much for your support.