How to Make Onion Rings in the Oven

If you want to have something different in the evening with tea or wish to impress your guests with your sense of creativity, onion rings, baked in the oven can be the perfect choice. The words, crispy and baked, usually do not go together so well, but this recipe is proof that they can, if you use the appropriate quantity of ingredients. If you can bake the onion rings nicely, they will be so delicious that you are likely to forget about the idea of frying them again.

Prep time: 30 min
Bake time: 15 min
Total time: 45 min
Yield: 6 to 8 persons
Utensils: oven, food processor, bowl, a shallow dish, a spoon, wax paper and a plate.

Ingredients:
Flour (divided): ½ cup
Egg: 1 large
Buttermilk: ½ cup
Cayenne pepper: ¼ tsp.
Salt: ½ tsp.
Pepper: ¼ tsp.
Hot sauce: 1 tsp.
Saltine crackers: 30
Kettle cooked potato chips: 4 cups
Sliced yellow onions: 2 large
Vegetable oil: 6 tbsp.

Instructions

  • 1

    Preheat the oven

    Before you start working with the ingredients, you are required to preheat the oven to 450 degrees and adjust the oven racks to suitable positions.

  • 2

    Mix the ingredients

    Place ¼ cup of flour in a shallow baking dish before combining buttermilk and egg in a small bowl. You can now stir in the remaining ¼ cup of flour, salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper and hot sauce.

  • 3

    Make a crumbly mixture

    Pulse the saltine crackers and potato chips using your food processor and make sure that they are crumbly mixed. Place half of this mixture to a side and the other half in a shallow baking dish. You can add the rest of the crumbly mixture to the pan when you are halfway through coating the onion rings.

  • 4

    Coat the onion rings

    You are now required to slice the onions in ½ inch thick rings. Having lined a plate with wax paper, you can start to coat the onion rings by dipping them one by one in flour before dipping them in the batter. Thirdly, you should coat the rings with the saltine/potato chip coating.

  • 5

    Coat the surface with oil

    At the halfway stage of coating the rings, make two rimmed baking pans by putting three tbsp. of oil in each one of them. You may place these pans in the oven for eight minutes while you finish coating the rest of the rings. The oil will start to soak after 8 minutes. You may remove the pans from the oven and should tilt them carefully to coat the surface with oil.

  • 6

    Bake the onion rings

    Divide the onion rings in the two pans and bake them for eight minutes before switching the pans and baking them for another eight minutes. Your onion rings should be ready to use after eight minutes.

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