I have been waiting to try this recipe for a long time now, got the opportunity last weekend. There were guests at home and so I served them as starters and they loved them. I personally love onion rings, especially with burgers. But always avoid them as they are deep-fried in oil. Once I found that baked onion rings are not really bad either in taste or texture, I switched to this version.
Baking time: 20-25 mins
Preparation time: 40 mins
Onions – 3 big (cut into thick round pieces, separate the rings so that they do not stick)
Bread crumbs – 1 cup (may use powdered corn flakes, oats or chips)
Buttermilk – 1 cup
Salt – to taste
Pepper – 1/2 tsp
Red chili flakes – ½ tsp (optional)
Oil – 2 tbsp
- Add the salt and pepper to the buttermilk and give a good stir.
- Soak the onion rings in the buttermilk for about 30 minutes.
- Taking one at a time, coat the onion rings with the bread crumbs thoroughly. If needed dip it again in the buttermilk and coat with bread crumbs a second time. This will give a thick crispy outside.
- Place the onion rings on a oiled baking tray/plate covered with aluminum foil.
- Spray some oil over the rings as well.
- Bake them in an oven pre-heated at 220°C for about 10-15 minutes.
- Then grill them for another 5-10 minutes to make them crispy.
- These are best served as side with burgers.
- For people who do not have oven, you may deep fry the rings till they become crispy golden brown.
- You may add 2 tbsp of maida/all-purpose flour to the buttermilk. I skipped it since I like them either way.
- You may add some baking soda or baking powder to the buttermilk as well. They make the rings fluffy.
- Serve them hot straight out of oven. Once they cool, they do not look good.