I have made this recipe several times and have been frustrated with the corn flakes not sticking. This time I put the flakes in a ziplock bag and used a rolling pin to crush them. I then put a small amount of flakes on a paper towel, dipped the onion in the egg, set it on the flakes and sprinkled the flakes on the onion. It covered them evenly. Worked at perfectly. You just have to be patient and do them individually.