Saturday, December 21, 2013

Homemade Onion Rings

If you haven't noticed by now, I am going to come right out and say it. I like food.

I especially like fried food. For dinner the other night, I made mock deep fried onion rings. Onions are a vegetable, and I baked this vegetable, which leads me to believe this vegetable, despite being dipped in low fat buttermilk and slathered with breading, is healthy for me. Right?

Regardless, these baked onions rings are way better for you than the deep fried ones you'll get at your favorite restaurant. Bonus: they taste great, too!

Now, I didn't come up with this idea all on my own. I found the original recipe, here. Of course, I made a few changes to the recipe. My husband and I both give this recipe two thumbs up!

Homemade Onion Rings


  • 1 medium onion, sliced into 1/4 inch rings
  • 2 1/4 cups low fat buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • non-stick cooking spray


  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees. 
  • Combine Panko breadcrumbs, Italian seasoned breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese in a bowl. Once ingredients combined, split the mixture into two or three batches. This will help cut down on the amount of clumps you'll get, and will help the mixture stick to your onions. (Trust me on this!)

  • Pour buttermilk into a bowl, and dip sliced onions until fully covered.
  • Dip each soaked onion ring into the crumb mixture, coat well.

  • Place onion rings on baking sheet (sprayed with non-stick spray and lined with tin foil).
  • Bake about 12 minutes or until the onion rings are golden brown.

Simple, and delicious.

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