Crispy Parmesan Onion Rings

(originally made 4/2013)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
  2                     eggs
     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.



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