Monday, August 29, 2011

Baked BBQ Onion Rings

I pretty much ate this whole plate of onion rings.  Well, I could have at least. I was nice and shared a few with the family.  I'm quite sure that I had the most though. 

The original recipe calls for Panko breadcrumbs and these might have crisped up more than the regular breadcrumbs.  They weren't quite as crispy as I would have liked, but hey, for a baked onion ring they were pretty awesome. 

The barbecue flavoring was incredible.

Baked BBQ Onion Rings Recipe
Adapted from Very Culinary

1 cup barbecue sauce of your choice
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1/4 cup flour
2 cups bread crumbs (I used 1/2 regular and 1/2 whole grain)
2 - 3 medium to large onions, sliced into 1/2 in. rings

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Place two baking sheets in the oven and let those preheat too.

In a medium bowl, mix together barbeque sauce, eggs and flour.  Place bread crumbs in a separate bowl.

Dip onion slices in the bbq mixture, shake excess off and then dunk on all sides into the bread crumbs.  I use one hand for the bbq dipping and then the other hand for throwing the crumbs on the onion, this seems to be the neatest way.  Lay flat on a plate or a cool surface while waiting for the hot trays. 

Remove hot baking sheets from the oven and spray lightly with cooking spray.  Move coated onions to hot baking sheets and spray the coated onions lightly with cooking spray. 

Bake for about 8 minutes, then use tongs or a fork to turn each onion ring and bake for an additional 4 - 6 minutes, watch closely so they don't burn!

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  1. Have saved this recipe it sounds delicious. I like deep fried onion rings but I cannot cook them like my mother did. This is more healthy though Thanks Diane

  2. Those look delicious to me. I would have eaten them all! Come over and visit us today. We have a terrific low fat pimento cheese recipe to share.

  3. Added to my must make list. I have all of the ingredients on hand. Beyong giddy to give these a try. I love the healthier option to a favorite treat of mine. These look so delicious.

  4. I love onion rings but I don't cook them very often! This is a healthier way to cook them! I will suprise my husband!
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  5. Ha - I knew you would have almost passed out seeing onions on my blog, and here are more - ew!

    They do look good though - if you like onions! :D

    Happy Monday!

  6. Oh my!!! I love this! thanks so much for sharing, I cant wait to try this!

  7. This sounds delish! I love the added bonus of the BBQ sauce.
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  8. Hungry Girl has a baked onion ring recipe coated with Fiber One, but it doesn't really do it for me. This version sounds way better... I'll have to give it a try!

  9. Another winner, Debbie. Crunch---crunch.

  10. I really enjoy onion rings, and this is a great alternative to the restaurant version!

  11. Wow, I noticed these this morning Thanks for sharing with the Hearth and Soul hop!

  12. Yummy!!!

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  13. I want to try this!! It looks delicious!

  14. I am so excited to find this recipe! I thought that I had lost onion rings for life... There is hope!

  15. Really? Never thought of it! What a great idea! I am so trying this one.

  16. Looks yummy.

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    Have a great weekend.

  17. Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe with the Hearth and Soul hop. I love how you've made one of my favourite treats healthier! I'm highlighting this recipe as one of my favourites this week :)

  18. Today I'm gonna make some onion rings again. Thanks for the recipe.