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Crispy buttermilk onion rings

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SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
40 min
Prep
20 min
Cook
20 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
Wonderfully crisp and crunchy onion rings are an all-time fave with burgers. These stay crispy for up to an hour, so you have plenty of time to fire up the grill.

Ingredients

cornstarch

¼ cup(s)

egg(s)

1 large, or 1/4 cup fat-free egg substitute

low-fat buttermilk

½ cup(s)

all-purpose flour

cup(s)

hot pepper sauce

1 tsp, or to taste

table salt

¾ tsp

paprika

½ tsp

panko breadcrumbs

1 cup(s)

uncooked onion(s)

16 oz, 2 (1/2-pound) sweet onion variety, cut into 1/2-inch slices

cooking spray

6 spray(s)

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Per serving: 5 onion rings.

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