(originally made 4/2013)
Vidalia onions were buy one bag, get one bag free last week at the
store. All I could think of was onion rings. I looked through
lots and lots of recipes, but I liked these
from the Life's Ambrosia blog because they didn't require very much
oil. There are also instructions on how to bake them, but since
these were going to be a treat and I wasn't going to eat a ton of them, I
went all in :) I gave mine a light sprinkle of kosher salt when
they came out of the oil and were draining.
Absolutely delicious! Crunchy and golden brown. Huge thanks
to Des for this wonderful recipe! she serves hers up with a mayo based
dipping sauce that you can find on the blog.
* Exported from MasterCook *
Crispy Parmesan Onion Rings
2 large onions -- peeled, sliced into 1/4 inch slices, separated into rings- used Vidalia
1/2 cup flour
1/2 tsp granulated garlic
1/2 teaspoon fresh cracked pepper
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 cup milk
1 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
3/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
Set up 3 part breading station. Part one- combine the flour,
garlic powder, salt and pepper. Part 2- lightly beat eggs and milk
together. Part 3- panko bread crumbs and shredded cheese. Coat
the rings with flour, dip them in egg mixture, then toss in crumb
mixture to coat. Repeat until all slices are coated.
Fry rings in batches in about 1/2" of 365 degree canola oil.
They'll take about 2 mins. I drained mine on a paper towel lined
baking rack. I also gave them a very light sprinkle of kosher salt as
they came out of the oil. You can also add more cheese at this point.
To bake- preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lay rings out in single
layer on baking sheets that have been sprayed with nonstick spray.
Drizzle or mist with olive oil. Bake for 10 mins, flip and bake for
about 10 more mins. Sprinkle with additional cheese if desired.