Ultimate Onion Rings

Total Time
27 min
7 min
20 min
It is the high oven temperature that gives these flavorful onion rings their extra crispiness. Use an oven thermometer to check the accuracy of your oven.


all-purpose flour


low-fat buttermilk

1 cup(s)

table salt

½ tsp

black pepper

½ tsp

dried plain breadcrumbs

½ cup(s), plain variety

seafood seasoning

½ tsp, Old Bay variety

uncooked vidalia onion(s)

2 large, cut crosswise into 1/2-inch rounds and separated into 32 rings

cooking spray

4 spray(s)


  1. Preheat the oven to 450°F. Spray two large baking sheets with nonstick spray.
  2. Put the flour in a large zip-close plastic bag. Whisk together the buttermilk, salt, and pepper in a shallow bowl. Combine the bread crumbs and Old Bay seasoning in a large shallow bowl.
  3. Add the onion rings, a few at a time, to the flour and shake to coat. Dip the rings, one at a time, in the buttermilk mixture, then coat with the bread crumbs, transferring the rings as they are coated to the prepared baking sheets. Bake until golden and crispy, about 20 minutes.
  4. Per serving: 8 onion rings

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