Crispy Baked Onion Rings With Garlic Ranch
Love onion rings but hate the extra fat when they’re deep fried? Bake ’em! With this fantastic buttermilk coating, they’ll cook up nice and crisp. While you’ve got the buttermilk out, go ahead and make some yummy garlic ranch dip, too.
I love this recipe. I first spotted it in Rachael Ray’s fantabulous magazine back in early Autumn this year. Love that chick!
Though I tweeked it just a teeny tiny bit to suit my liking, I’ve made the dish a few times and I am quite pleased with the great big CRUNCH that comes with each bite.
To get that great crunch, you’ll need some flour, buttermilk, egg and panko bread crumbs along with a few seasonings. Simply coat the onion rings with the flour. Then, dip them in the buttermilk and coat with the panko.
Bake them in a 475 degree F. oven for about 20 minutes and they’re ready to eat. No flipping required!
You can just eat them as is but who doesn’t love a good dip for their onion rings? If you’re a ranch fan, this garlicy version of mine goes great with those crunchy onion treats.
It’s a buttermilk base and just four more ingredients make it a shake-in-a-jar dressing or dip. Add little mayo, some minced garlic, parsley and a touch of salt and that’ll do it.
This is one of those condiments that I am thrilled to have replaced the store bought kind with. It’s SO much better when it’s fresher.
A nice crispity, crunchity (less fatty because it ain’t fried) snack is perfect for me and my crew. Perhaps you’ll give this one a try and love it, too!
Make it a great weekend and as always, keep it delicious!
Till next time ~ much love, Connie
- Onion Rings:
- 1/2 C flour
- 2 C panko bread crumbs
- 1/4 tsp cayenne
- 1/4 tsp onion powder
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1 C buttermilk
- 1 egg
- 2 onions, cut into half inch rings
- Cooking spray
- Garlic Ranch:
- 3/4 C mayonnaise
- 1/2 C buttermilk
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 tsp freshly chopped parsley
- Preheat oven to 475 degrees F.
- Place the flour in a small bowl.
- In another small bowl, combine the buttermilk and egg with a fork.
- In a larger bowl, combine the cayenne and onion powder.
- For each onion ring: Coat with the flour and shake off excess. Dip in the buttermilk mixture and shake off excess. Finally, dip in the panko mixture and shake off excess.
- Place the coated onion rings on a baking sheet and coat with cooking spray.
- Bake in oven until browned and crispy. About 20 minutes.
- For the Garlic Ranch:
- Combine all ingredients and mix well.
Recipe by: Connie Murray @Happybellyfoodie.com