Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Sometimes I get bored coming up with side items for our dinners. Plain vegetables are the easiest thing, but I'm always looking for ways to serve them in a different way, but still be healthy. Aaron and I both like onion rings, but I've never made them at home, and didn't really want to fry our dinner. This healthier version turned out really well and slightly crispy. Not the same as the battered and fried, but knowing there are only about 3 grams of fat per serving makes up for that!
Another recipe from cookinglight.com, modified a bit.
3 TBSP flour
1 TBSP sugar
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp ground allspice
1/3 c. milk (measurement is a quess. I just poured some in until it was thick enough to stay on the onions.)
2 Large Vidalia or sweet onions, cut into (1/4-inch-thick) slices. Using the larger outer rings, I saved the inner rings to chop for another meal.
1 1/2 cups dry breadcrumbs
1. Preheat oven to 450°.
2. Combine everything except the breadcrumbs & onions in a large bowl. Dredge the onion rings in flour/milk mixture. Then coat with the breadcrumbs in a separate bowl.
3. Place the onion rings in a single layer on a baking sheets (with a few small sprays of cooking spray). Lightly spray the onion rings with cooking spray. Bake at 450° for 15 minutes.