Crispy Onion Rings

4
Total Time
22 min
Prep
10 min
Cook
12 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
These super-crispy, baked onion rings are a dead ringer (pun intended) for the deep-fried variety. A touch of cayenne adds nice heat.

Ingredients

cooking spray

3 spray(s)

cornflake crumbs

1 cup(s)

egg white(s)

1 large

low-fat milk

cup(s)

all-purpose flour

¼ cup(s)

onion powder

¾ tsp

table salt

½ tsp, or to taste

cayenne pepper

tsp, or to taste

uncooked onion(s)

1 large, yellow, sliced into 1/4-inch-thick rounds, separated into rings

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Coat a large, rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. Spread cornflake crumbs on a large plate. In a shallow bowl or pie plate, whisk together egg white, milk, flour, onion powder, salt and cayenne pepper until blended.
  3. In batches, dip onion rings in egg mixture (letting excess drip off) and then dredge in cornflake crumbs, turning to coat both sides; place in a single layer on prepared pan.
  4. Coat onion rings with cooking spray and bake, turning once, until onion rings are golden brown, about 12 minutes; sprinkle with additional salt and pepper before serving, if desired. Yields about 8 onion rings per serving.

Notes

If you don't have a baking pan large enough to hold the onion rings in a single layer, simply use 2 pans and switch their positions in the oven after you turn the onions rings.

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