Baked Onion Rings


For years I would never get near an onion ring. I had no idea how anyone could possibly like something like that when you could have french fries instead (at least at Burger King). While I'm still not a huge fan of onion rings, this recipe really intrigued me because they're much healthier.

These are the onion rings that I had a huge fail on while making the  Jalapeno Pepperjack Burgers.
Note to self: everyone has their limits on multitasking. I couldn't wait to make these again and I finally got the chance not too long ago.

Baked Onion Rings
Source: Prevention RD, adapted from How Sweet It Is and Pink Parsley, originally from Cook's Illustrated
Servings: 4
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    • 2 cups reduced-fat plain kettle chips
    • 1 cup Panko bread crumbs
    • 2 tsp. paprika
    • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
    • 3/4 cup buttermilk
    • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
    • 1 egg
    • salt and pepper

1. Preheat the oven to 450. Line a baking sheet with foil and place a wire cooling rack on top. Spray the rack with non-stick cooking spray.
2. Pulse the kettle chips and bread crumbs together in a food processor until they are small crumbs.
3. Transfer the kettle chips and bread crumbs into a dish and stir in the paprika, salt and pepper.
4. In another dish, add the whole wheat flour. In the third dish, whisk together the buttermilk and egg.
5. Dip each onion ring into the flour, then egg/buttermilk mixture and finally into the kettle chip and Panko bowl. Place onto the wire rack. Repeat with remaining onion rings.
6. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until lightly golden. Season with additional salt and pepper if necessary and serve alone or with your favorite dipping sauce.

My coatings didn't stick as well as I wanted them to on the onion rings, but they still turned out really tasty. I definitely plan on making these again!


  1. Time-consuming, but so worth it! :) I'm so glad you enjoyed them!

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