Sunday, May 31, 2009

Crispy Oven-Baked Onion Rings

Did you ever just want to throw caution to the wind and go to Burger King and get an order of onion rings? No? Oh well, guess it's just me. Here is my idea of a very close second to my favorite BK onion rings, without the frying! They are so crispy and delicious, no ketchup is necessary.



Crispy Oven-Baked Onion Rings
Serves 2

Ingredients:
1 large Vidalia onion
1 cup low-fat buttermilk
3/4 cup cornflake crumbs
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
1/4 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt

Slice the onion and separate into rings. Place in a shallow bowl and pour the buttermilk over the onion rings. Chill for 1 hour.

Preheat oven to 400F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray.

Combine the corn flake crumbs, garlic powder, parsley, cumin, black pepper and salt in a medium bowl. Mix to combine.

Measure 2 tablespoons of the corn flake mixture and place on a plate. Remove one onion ring from the buttermilk and coat with the corn flake mixture. Place on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with remaining onion rings, adding corn flake mixture 1 tablespoon at a time as needed. Spray coated rings lightly with nonstick cooking spray.

Bake on the bottom rack of the oven until cooked through and crispy, 15-20 minutes.

(Each serving is 2 pts.)

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