|Healthy Onion Rsing|
All too often foods with the word healthy in front of their name leaves a little to be desired in the flavour department. A few weeks ago I saw a recipe for Onion Rings on Kevins blog Closet Cooking and have been dying to have some ever since. The "real meal deal" is here on Kevin's blog. These are excellent I know!!
I don't own a deep fat fryer and have a fear of cooking with an abundance of oil on the top of the stove. My dad used to fry chips, doughnuts and potato fritters for years on the stove top without mishap...I should get over it right. I suppose I could also sight the fact that I am trying to eat healthier foods where the words "deep fried" and healthy just don't mix. Of course "everything in moderation" is a good motto to have so the occasional "real meal deal" is allowed.
The recipe calls for them to be cooked way longer than they need to be. I cooked mine for 10 minutes total and they were quite done. Perhaps it is the type of onion used. I used cooking onions so probably that explains it. A nice Vidalia onion would work well. The onions inside the crispy coating were sweet and delicious..and healthy too!! If you don't mind messy fingers then these are for you !!
**Healthy Onion Rings**
1 large onion
1 -1/4 cups Italian style bread crumbs
1/2 teaspoon minced fresh garlic
1 cup low-fat milk
1 cup all-purpose flour
3 large egg whites, beaten slightly
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray 2 large cookie sheets with nonstick spray.
Cut onion into 1/2-inch-thick slices. Separate slices into rings. In a small bowl, combine bread crumbs and garlic. Set aside.
Place milk, flour, and egg whites into three separate small bowls. Dip each onion ring into milk, flour, egg white, and bread crumbs (in that order).
Place on prepared cookie sheets and bake for 20 minutes. Turn onion rings over and bake until golden brown, about 10 minutes longer.
NOTE: I cooked my onion rings for a total of only 10 minutes. Perhaps it depends on the type of onion you are using.
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