"I stumbled upon the idea for this tasty and slightly lighter onion ring recipe while reading reviews on an onion ring recipe. These are much less greasy and messy, with all the crunch and flavor." — Audreylovesbaking
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sweet onion (such as Walla Walla), sliced into 1/2-inch thick rounds
1 1/4 cups
1 (8 ounce) package
panko bread crumbs, or as needed
Italian seasoning, or to taste
olive oil, or as needed
This is a good recipe for baking onion rings. My local farmers' market had lots of types of onions for very little money. I did a batch of these with three types of onions, and they were wonderful. Using Vidalia onions was best! I found that I had to increase the oven temperature to 450 instead of 350 to keep the coating crisp and cook the onion enough, but not so much it becomes mush. At 350 the batter does stick to the onion better but they are more like 2am diner onion rings than the steakhouse kind you get if you bake in a hotter oven.
The batter made the rings so gummy and I'm not sure what would have made that better. I did bake them for 25 minutes to even get them a little browned but the gumminess just was off putting. I won't make these again.
Made these for dinner tonight. The family loved them. My only suggestion would be to increase the oven temperature to 425 or 450. Thanks for a good recipe!
Made these because I had a craving for fried onion rings, but had no frying oil. I used Italian bread crumbs and baked at a higher temp as some other reviews requested. They turned out GREAT! My husband didn't believe that I made them from scratch...he thought they were from a frozen package. Will definitely make these again! I made sure to let the batter drip off for a while as to not get the "guminess" that other reviewers turned out with ;)
I think these are just too much work for a so-so outcome. Definitely good for a baked ring as opposed to fried, but just not really worth it to me. The coating was really crispy, almost too crispy ~ making them hard to eat without tearing up your mouth, and I found the flavor lacking overall. The taste of the onions were lost beneath the coating.
I tried it with the Italian seasoning and did not like it at all!
this recipe was pretty great. I increased the heat as others suggested and I'm really happy that I did. the onion was perfect and the outer breading crunchy. two things to note-
A -the outer breading was really thin.. Delicious but very thin. I think next time I will add more flour to the batter and try to get the breading thicker.
B- Definitely NOT a very good recipe for beginners. its also a bit more time consuming than you'd think. if you're looking for a fast easy onion ring I suggest trying a different recipe.
But if your willing to get messy, put the time in and have some prior knowledge of how breading works this is a fantastic option.
Absolutely delicious! I let batter drip for a good 15-20 min, then rolled in Italian seasoned panko. I then baked at 450 on a cooling rack sprayed with pam over a baking sheet. Super crunchy and would NEVER miss the deep frying. Thank you for a great recipe!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Sweet Baked Onion Rings
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 61
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