Sunday, January 18, 2009

Oven-Fried Onion Rings

1/2 cup flour, divided
2 cups pretzel crumbs (70 small pretzels)
4 handfuls kettle chips, crushed
2 medium onions, sliced in 1/2 inch rings
3/4 tsp black & red pepper
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 egg

Preheat oven to 450.

Combine pretzel crumbs and kettle chips in a bowl. Set aside.

In another bowl whisk together 1/4 cup flour, pepper, buttermilk, and egg.

Place remaining 1/4 cup flour in another bowl.

Dip onion in flour. Tap off excess flour. Drop into buttermilk mixture. Use a fork to lift and allow excess batter to drip off. Drop in crumbs. Use fingers to cover entire onion with crumbs.

Spray a sheet pan with cooking spray. Bake 10 minutes; flip. Bake an additional 10 minutes.

Note: We made one white and one yellow onion to see what we liked better. We liked the white one better. It has a stronger flavor.