Baked Onion Rings
  • ½ cup flour
  • 1 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • ¾ tsp kosher salt, divided
  • 1 cup panko
  • ¼ tsp cayenne {or paprika for less heat}
  • ¼ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 large onion, cut into ½" thick slices
  • cooking spray
  1. Preheat oven to 475ยบ. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Place the flour in a shallow dish.
  3. Mix the buttermilk, egg and ¼ tsp salt in another shallow dish.
  4. In a food processor, grind the panko, cayenne, onion powder, black pepper and ¼ tsp salt together until fine. Place in a shallow dish.
  5. Separate the sliced onion into rings. Working in batches, dip the rings in the flour; shake off the excess. Dip next in buttermilk, and let excess drip back into bowl. Toss lightly in panko mixture.
  6. Divide the rings between the two baking sheets, arranging in a single layer. Coat with cooking spray. Bake until crisp and browned, about 18 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining salt.
Recipe by Raisin & Fig at