A Healthier Version of Onion Rings Does Exist

Satisfy a craving for onion rings without the fat and calories that go with rings fried in oil.

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Onion rings are one of my favorite side dishes when I eat out at a burger joint. The problem is that they are loaded with fat and calories.

I've tried baked onion ring recipes before with less than stellar results. This recipe, however, turned out great. It is a little labor intensive, but worth it if you like onion rings but would prefer a healthier version.

Give this recipe a try and let me know what you think. You can also check out some of my other favorite recipes on my Pinterest page.


Two Vidalia or yellow onions

Two eggs

Flour (start with about 1/4 cup)

Seasoned bread crumbs

Creole seasoning if desired


Slice the ends off the onions and then slice the onions into 1/4-1/2 inch sections. Separate the rings and place them in a bowl of water.

Mix eggs in bowl. Put flour in a separate bowl. Put bread crumbs and any desired seasonings in yet another bowl.

Take the onion rings one at a time, dip them in flour and then in the egg and then in the bread crumbs (yes - flour, then egg).

Place the coated onion rings on a cookie sheet coated with cooking spray. Once you have finished coating all the onions, spray the top of the onions with cooking spray as well.

Bake in a 450 degree oven for seven minutes. Remove the rings from the oven, flip all of them, add another coat of cooking spray and then bake for an additional seven minutes.

NOTE: Cook times for ovens may vary. Watch the rings to make sure they are not getting too brown.

Serve with ketchup and enjoy.

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