Baked Onion RingsPosted by in Food
I’ve developed a love for onion rings, but I am very picky. They can’t be too greasy, too onion-y, or overdone. Would Martha’s Baked Onion Rings make the grade? I was eager to find out.
The breading is breadcrumbs and crushed cornflakes – interesting, I thought. The batter for dipping is egg, buttermilk and flour. It’s nice and thick and sticks to the onions well.
I had a little trouble getting the breading to stick, however, so parts of my onions were a little bare. You preheat your baking sheet with oil so it sizzles when you add the rings. It bakes for 16 minutes – and that time worked perfectly for me.
The result was really terrific. These onion rings were crunchy, not oily, tasty, and flavorful. I really, really loved them. I will definitely make this recipe again. It’s a great alternative to deep fried food without sacrificing any taste.
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I LOVE your posts. I want to try this one!!! yummy! and healthy! Do you think it will work with regular milk? any suggestions are welcome. xxx
The buttermilk is important because it makes the batter thicker. If you don’t have buttermilk, you can sour and thicken regular milk with a teaspoon of lemon juice. Adding more flour might also do the trick.
Thank you so much, I will use your tip! I want to try the recipe this Saturday, as I have more time than usual to cook a proper and accurate meal. xxx
I, too, made this recipe for want of a “healthier” alternative – though, nothing about this recipe is healthy by certain standards lol.
I actually found that using more oil in the pan kept my onion rings from getting too “done.” (Those that had a little oil bath around them remained more golden than those that had less oil.)
Now I just need a “healthy” ranch sauce to dip them in… hmm… =)
I know – healthy is definitely relative here! Glad they worked out for you!
i wanted to know if it was at all sweet. i’m thinking of making them soon but i really a mildly sweet batter on my onion rings 😀 thanks!
Hi Eileen. I made this about a year and a half ago and don’t remember it very vividly I’m afraid. I usually use sweet onions when I make onion rings and find that that makes it sweet. If you like your batter sweet, you could add a small amount of sugar to it.