Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Crispy Oven Fried Onion Rings

To go with our Philly Cheesesteak wraps, I wanted a side that wasn't a starch, but still was something bar food-ish. I made these onion rings one time before and my husband loved them as onion rings are one of his favorite foods.
They're super simple, and so much healthier than deep fried onion rings. Last time I used a beer batter, but it was a little overwhelming. This time I went with something more basic, and they were great!

Crispy Oven Fried Onion Rings

1 large vidalia onion, sliced thick
1 c. skim milk
1/4 c. light sour cream
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/2 c. AP flour
1 c. panko bread crumbs

Whisk together milk, sour cream, salt, pepper and cayenne pepper.
Slice onion, seperate rings, and drop in milk mixture. Soak for 2 hours.
Place flour and bread crumbs in 2 bowls.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Drop onion rings in flour, then dip back into milk mixture, then dredge in panko. Lay on baking sheet.
Contine with all onion rings. Bake for 45 minutes, flipping halfway thru.


Joelen said...

The panko really give it a nice crunchy texture without much effort! Looks delicious and a great side for your sandwich too.

That Girl said...

I love onion rings, but the oil usually upsets my stomach. This is a fantastic alternative.

Justine said...

I cant wait to try these!