Crispy Buttermilk Onion Rings
1 large egg(s), or 1/4 cup fat-free egg substitute
Hot pepper sauce
1 tsp(s), or to taste
16 oz, 2 (1/2-pound) sweet onion variety, cut into 1/2-inch slices
- Spread cornstarch on sheet of wax paper. Beat egg in medium bowl. Whisk in buttermilk, flour, hot sauce, salt, and paprika until smooth. Spread panko on separate sheet of wax paper.
- Separate onion slices into rings, selecting 20 largest rings (reserve remaining rings for another use). Coat onion rings, 5 at a time, with cornstarch, using fork to turn. Using another fork, dip coated rings into batter, letting excess batter drip off. Coat onion rings with panko, turning with clean fork. Place on baking sheet in single layer. Repeat to coat remaining onion rings.
- Depending on air fryer settings, preheat 6- to 8-quart air fryer to 360°F or 370°F for 3 minutes. Lightly spray basket with nonstick spray. Place 10 rings in basket. Spray onions again and air fry 5 minutes. Turn rings over and spray. Air fry until crispy, 5 minutes longer. Repeat.
- Per serving: 5 onion rings.