Super Bowl can wreak havoc with anyone’s diet, so how about baking the onion rings instead of frying them? This recipe tastes fabulous and baking reduces the calories. Try it!
1 medium sized Vidalia or other sweet onion, cut crosswise into rings
2 cups Japanese style Panko breadcrumbs.
1/4 cup flour
1/2 cup low-fat buttermilk*
sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
In a shallow bowl, whisk egg, flour, buttermilk*, salt & peppers. Place breadcrumbs in a shallow bowl or on a plate. Spread the olive oil on a rimmed baking sheet. Dip the onion rings in the egg mixture and then coat with the Panko and put on baking sheet. Place in a preheated 450 degree oven and bake for about 15 minutes, until golden, turning once.
*To substitute for buttermilk, add 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice to 1/2 cup 1% milk and let stand 5 min.