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Baked Onion Rings

Crunchy on the outside, tender and sweet on the inside, these battered and baked onion rings have a fraction of the calories of their deep-fried cousins.

Ingredients: 

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1 cup all-purpose flour
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¾ tsp. salt, divided
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¾ cup tonic water
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1 cup plain breadcrumbs
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1 Tbs. vegetable oil
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2 medium sweet onions, cut into ½-inch-thick slices

Instructions: 

1. Coat baking sheet with cooking spray. Whisk together flour and 1/2 tsp. salt in bowl. Whisk in tonic water, adding more, if necessary, to make pancake-like batter.

2. Combine breadcrumbs, oil, and remaining 1/4 tsp. salt in shallow bowl.

3. Separate onions into rings. Dip each onion ring into batter, shaking off excess, then dip into breadcrumbs, coating completely. Place on prepared baking sheet, then place baking sheet in freezer 20 minutes to set batter on rings.

4. Preheat oven to 450°F. Bake onion rings 7 to 10 minutes, or until they begin to brown on bottoms. Flip, and bake 7 to 10 minutes more, or until golden. Season with salt, if desired.

Nutrition Information: 

Calories: 
321
Protein: 
8 g
Total Fat: 
5 g
Saturated Fat: 
<1 g
Carbohydrates: 
60 g
Cholesterol: 
0 mg
Sodium: 
650 mg
Fiber: 
4 g
Sugar: 
15 g
Yield: 
Serves 4

Comments on this Recipe

I suggest Club Soda instead of Tonic Water. Tonic water contains QUININE. Some people, (like me), are sensitive to QUININE.

Ok I'm on the second batch of these. I couldn't even take a photo b/c 4 kids just woofed them down! Here's my tweaks. Used soda water from my Soda Stream. Used Panko breadcrumbs salted and with a touch of pepper. Did NOT use any oil. Did not freeze and had no problem with batter sticking. Oh my they are so yummy!

Great Vegan Ideas!

I can't wait to try this. One of the things I truly miss being vegan!

Messy to make, yummy to eat!

We liked them, but I wouldn't see making them very often. Quite a lot of trouble and the proportion of batter to breadcrumbs didn't work right so I had to keep adjusting the amounts....all with sticky fingers.

I made half with Panko bread crumbs and half with regular bread crumbs and definately the Panko bread crumbs were amazingly better!

Tonic water has to be a misprint-- that sour, medicinal mixer isn't used in cooking. I'm sure they meant seltzer.

Delish! I just made these using panko bread crumbs and soda water, they came out great. Next time I'll try adding spices to the breading. I also dipped them in creamy horseradish and bbq sauce they'd be a great side dish for a bbq.

All the taste of deep fried without the extra grease. Only had club soda on hand so I used that instead. Will definitely make these again! Delicious :)

Used soda water from my Soda Stream. Used Panko breadcrumbs salted and with a touch of pepper. Did NOT use any oil. Did not freeze and had no problem with batter sticking. Oh my they are so yummy! Next time I'll try adding spices to the breading. I also dipped them in creamy horseradish and bbq sauce they'd be a great side dish for a bbq.

Tonic water....interesting. I have a similar recipe, although mine involves egg (which I know many frown upon). I don't freeze mine, just coat them, lay them out on parchment paper, and bake. They've been very popular in our household for several years. I see that others have already mentioned it, but Panko crumbs are supposed to adhere better and add some extra crunch, although I've never tried them.

A Silpat also works great! No oil needed. Same w/ the parchment paper.

Do they have to be served hot from oven or can they sit for awhile? Planning on bringing them to friends house for dinner.

650 mg sodium is a LOT! its easier tobuy them already done in the stores and vegan at that. Eggs: can buy egg substitute is far better than egg. Sugar use Natural sugar instead of white - date, etc. and will use less. salt: is processed but natural sea salt far better for you than other. and use very little/if any most foods have their own.

would this be ok with whole wheat flour instead of yucky white? :)

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