Super Bowl Sunday is upon us. This weekend nearly 1/3 of Americans will plop down in front of their televisions to watch the Seattle Seahawks versus the Denver Broncos. Granted, a large portion of the viewers will only be watching the game for the commercials, nevertheless, tons and tons of snack foods will be consumed. Most likely these foods will be processed and/or frozen.
Well America, we offer you today a classic appetizer that is neither processed nor frozen – Baked Onion Rings! Recently one of our favorite bloggers posted a similar recipe (Dear Sasha, we promise this is just a coincidence and that we are not copying you!). All we ask is that you give this or any of our “healthy” snack food choices a chance.
- Chicken Taquitos
- Fried Pickle Chips
- Homemade French Fries
- Mini Ham and Cheese Quinoa Cups
- Pizza Rolls
Baked Onion Rings
Slice some onions into rings and place into buttermilk to soak. If you don’t have buttermilk, a great substitute is 1 tablespoon lemon juice or white vinegar for every cup of milk. Cover and refrigerate for 1-2 hours.
Next, mix up some panko bread crumbs, crushed corn flakes, Italian herbs (basil, oregano, etc.), and salt. Divide mixture in half.
Place the soaked onion rings into the crumbs to coat and place the rings on a parchment-paper or foil-lined cookie sheet (makes sure they don’t stick!). Once the mixture gets a little soggy and doesn’t stick as well, use the reserved half.
Bake for about 12 minutes at 450F or until golden brown.
Serve and enjoy!
- 1 medium onion, cut into ¼ inch rings
- 2 cups buttermilk (or two cups milk + 2 tablespoons white vinegar)
- ¾ cup panko bread crumbs
- ¼ crushed corn flakes
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon basil
- ½ teaspoon oregano
- Place sliced onion into buttermilk and let soak in fridge for 1-2 hours.
- Preheat oven to 450F.
- Mix remaining ingredients (panko, corn flakes, and seasonings) and divide mixture in half.
- Dip the soaked onion rings into the mixture until coated. Place rings onto lined cookie sheet. When mixture gets soggy and doesn't stick as well, use reserved half.
- Bake at 450F for 12 minutes or until golden brown.
- Serve and enjoy!