Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Crunchy, Non-Fried, Onion Rings

Onion Rings and I have a love-hate relationship.  I love the taste...the crunch...the dippability!!  I hate the frying and all the fatty fat that comes with it.  Yuck!!

A few years ago, I created this recipe based trial and error.  They're tasty, zesty, crunchy, dippable, easy and *shock and awe* NOT fried.  Yes, they can be just as crispy...the trick is just doing them correctly!  I'm not sure what the calorie count would be on these, but you can see from the ingredients below that it is very simple.  The worst ingredient is probably the breadcrumbs, and you can go lowfat on those.

For this round, I decided to go with onion chunks rather than onion rings only because you can do more than one at a time in the dipping process...and I was super hungry :)  Onion rings just take a smidge longer.

What you need:

  • 2 peeled onions
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 2-3 egg whites (only the whites!)
  • 3/4 cup breadcrumbs (I used lowfat)
  • 2+ teaspoons italian seasoning
  • 1+ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1+ teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
What you do:
  1. Peel then cut your onion rings (or chunks)
  2. Spray a baking sheet with evoo cooking spray and preheat oven to 425 degrees
  3. Mix your breadcrumbs, italian seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder and garlic salt in a bowl
  4. Place your flour and egg whites in two separate bowls...so you'll have 3 shallow bowls--flour, egg white, breadcrumb mix
  5. Now you go down the line! Dredge in flour...dip in egg white...douse in breadcrumb mix
  6. Place on baking sheet evenly spaced out.  This is the time to add a little extra sprinkling of seasoning if you want.  I always add extra italian seasoning!
  7. Bake for about 15 minutes, give or take.  Watch these guys because it really depends on the thickness.  They're done when the edges start to look a little darker brown.  Feel free to snatch one and give it a taste test if you're not sure!!
That's it!!! Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy!!  Crunchy, non-fried, onion rings in the comfort of your home!

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