Thursday, September 9, 2010

Onion Rings

Onion rings.  For some crazy reason, they seem to be one of the few dishes that elude me.  Every time I try making them, they just don't turn out right.  They are either soggy or the breading itself isn't that great.  I had resigned myself to giving up on them and only eating them at my favorite tavern.  That was until I saw this recipe.  The chips intrigued me, surely they wouldn't get soggy, right?  Right!  They were perfect.  This will be the go-to recipe for onion rings in the future.  And the best part about it is that they are baked, not fried, so they aren't that terrible for you!

What You'll Need:
  • Onion, cut into 1/2 inch rings
  • 1/2 cup flour, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1-1/2 cup crushed potato chips
  • 3 tablespoons EVOO
What You Do:

Prehat oven to 450 degrees.

Combine 1/4 cup flour, salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper in a bowl.

In another bowl, combine the buttermilk, egg, and 1/4 cup flour.  Whisk until a smooth batter is formed.

Place crushed chips into another bowl.

Set up assembly line starting with seasoned flour, then the batter, and finish with the crushed chips.

Dip an onion slice into each bowl consecutively.  Repeat with all rings.

Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper.  Drizzle with 3 tablespoons oil then pop it into the hot oven for a few minutes. 

Remove from oven and quickly place the onion rings on the baking sheet, then return to the oven.  Bake for 8 minutes then flip each ring and bake for another 8 minutes.

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