Baked Onion Rings

      I made these yummy Baked Onion Rings for our 'Academy Awards' party tonight! I love watching all the award shows on T.V.   I always make a special dinner and dessert for it. We eat, relax and watch the awards. I love it! I think the Oscars are my favorite. I am such a huge movie lover. I used to watch movies a lot at the theatres, but that was before I had kids. Now we will hit up the Red Box or watch one of the hundreds of DVD's we have at home. It's so nice to escape 'reality' for an hour or two, and get lost in a movie!
     These Onion Rings turned out super delish! Of course, we dipped them in fry sauce : ) I'm sure most of you know what fry sauce is. If not, it's a Utah staple for french fries and onion rings. All it consists of is ketchup and mayo. That's it. It is a heavenly concoction that you must try.

   When I moved to Arizona after high school I remember going through a drive-thru and asking for fry sauce. The lady looked at me like I was crazy and said, "What is fry sauce?" 

I officially knew I wasn't in Utah anymore...

Baked Onion Rings
Recipe By: Holly Lofthouse

  • 1 large yellow Onion
  • 3 cups Buttermilk, divided
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup crushed Corn Flakes

Directions:   Slice onion into thin rings. Place slices of onion in a shallow dish. Pour 2 cups of buttermilk over the top of the onion slices. Cover and let them soak for an hour or two in the fridge.
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Pour the flour in a shallow dish. Pour the remaining cup of buttermilk in a separate bowl. Mix the Panko, Italian bread crumbs and corn flakes together in another separate bowl.

Dip each soaked onion ring into the flour to coat. Shake off excess flour and then dip it back into the new bowl of buttermilk. Then dip into the crumb mixture. Coat well. Place all coated rings onto a greased baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.

Serve immediately.  (They are best served hot!)

Fry Sauce
  • 1 cup Ketchup
  • 1/4 cup Mayo
Mix both together well, then cover and refrigerate until ready to use.


In Krista's Kitchen said...

I love homemade onion rings! They can never compare to Outback's bloomin' onion, but at least I don't feel the need to work out and then feel guilty about never getting around to it.

scrambledhenfruit said...

I'm watching the awards now, and wishing that I had some of these lovely onion rings to munch on! Onion rings are a weakness of mine, and yours look so nice and crispy I know I'd never resist them. :)

Sally Darling said...

How Cute! Fry Sauce! Never heard of it. But I know people living in this here house will love it. Gonna mix me up some Fry Sauce this week! As for those onion rings....they look wonderful. You know I've never made homemade onion rings, and now there's no excuse. Great post sweets, thanks!

Brandie said...

Nice! And I definitely like that they are baked - not fried. I have had horrible experiences trying to fry onion rings and keep the breading on...lol.

carolinaheartstrings said...

Those look wonderful and I love that they are baked.

Siggy Spice said...

Yum, Yum, YUMMY!
I will definately need to try these since my beer battered onion rings are deep fried and bad for the thighs, lol!

Sarah Paxman said...

my Mom used to make ones like this. Really yummy!

A Bitchin' Kitchen said...

These look delicious! They don't have fry sauce where I live, but I often mix mayo and ketchup on my own for fries. What I love even more with onion rings are spicy horseradish based sauces (like the Outback steakhouse kind!)

- Maggie

Michael and Lindsey said...

Now these look waaaaay good! I LOVE onion rings! And these seem healthier by baking them. Good idea to add corn flakes to the mixture!

Vivian said...

im making these tonight!! :-)

Wanna Be A Country Cleaver said...

Ooo Onion Rings that won't make me feel quite so guilty!! Sign me up :)
I saw these on TK, looks wonderful! ~Megan

DessertForTwo said...

I need to try these! I love onion rings but would feel guilty eating them if they were fried. Baked = no guilt! And it even counts as a serving of vegetables, right? Right??? ;)

Haley @ The Girly Girl Cooks said...

You these look great! I always make my own fry sauce whenever I have fries or onion rings!

Mama J said...

Oh yum. I totally had other plans for making dinner tomorrow night but now I think I need to change the menu so that baked onion rings will fit in!