Baked Onion Rings

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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.

  • serving (6 onion rings)Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp. salt, divided
  • 3/4 cup tonic water
  • 1 cup plain breadcrumbs
  • 1 Tbs. vegetable oil
  • 2 medium sweet onions, cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices

Preparation

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

  • Serving Size: Serves 4
  • Calories: 321
  • Carbohydrate Content: 60 g
  • Fat Content: 5 g
  • Fiber Content: 4 g
  • Protein Content: 8 g
  • Sodium Content: 650 mg
  • Sugar Content: 15 g