Baked Onion Rings

onion ringsI’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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7 Responses to Baked Onion Rings

  1. Chiara says:

    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

  2. marthaandme says:

    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.

  3. Chiara says:

    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

  4. Katie says:

    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.)

    Wonderful nevertheless!

    Now I just need a “healthy” ranch sauce to dip them in… hmm… =)

  5. marthaandme says:

    I know – healthy is definitely relative here! Glad they worked out for you!

  6. eileen says:

    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!

  7. marthaandme says:

    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.

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