Homemade Baked Onion Rings Recipe

Onion rings are so easy to love! They are savory, crispy delights that are so addictive thanks to their crunchy outer layer and soft inside. The side dish is often paired with burgers, sandwiches, and fried seafood, but they are also delicious to eat on their own. Onion rings are also great appetizers and often paired with various dips. "This is great as a starter mainly. With a great dip like ketchup or ranch. It is great for snacks," says recipe creator and healthy living advisor Susan Olayinka of The Flexible Fridge.

Onion rings are dipped in batter — which creates a golden outer layer when cooked. "I also love the color and taste of these. The color is achieved by adding a little turmeric!" says Olayinka. While onion rings are usually deep-fried, you can actually cook this tasty side dish differently — just like in Olayinka's recipe. She notes that "you can get the crunch in the oven too with less oil." The baked onion rings are super easy and fast to make. Give these a try, and you won't regret it.

Gather your ingredients for the baked onion rings

To make this tasty snack or side dish, you will need three medium-sized yellow onions, all-purpose flour, panko breadcrumbs, garlic powder, onion powder, turmeric, salt, paprika, Italian seasoning, heavy cream, two pieces of eggs, rapeseed oil, and ketchup (optional). While the recipe uses a specific kind of oil, you can also use another type. "We can definitely use an alternative to rapeseed oil — any spray vegetable oil will do," says Olayinka.

Prepare the onions and slice them into discs

The prep time to make baked onion rings will only take 10 minutes, and the cooking time is about 20 minutes. That said, it's better to prepare all of the ingredients before starting to make the process smooth and prevent extending the expected time. Measure what is needed and place them on small plates and bowls. You will also need to peel the onions and slice them into discs — about half an inch thick.

Separate the onion rings and combine the other ingredients

After cutting the onions, separate each layer and place them all on a plate. Set them aside. For the next steps, you will need three mixing bowls. In the first bowl, pour in the three tablespoons of the all-purpose flour. Moving onto the second bowl, pour in breadcrumbs, salt, onion powder, turmeric, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, and paprika. Then, mix everything well. In the last mixing bowl, crack the eggs and pour them in, followed by the heavy cream and the four tablespoons of flour. Mix all together until combined.

Coat the onion rings

Now that you have made your batter, you are ready to coat your onion rings. However, before you begin, grab a baking tray and line it with parchment paper as you will need it for baking. Once done, you can now start coating the onions. Get one onion ring and dip it into the all-purpose flour first, then into the egg mixture, then finally into the breadcrumbs mixture. Place each onion ring on the lined baking tray.

Spray the coated onion rings with oil and bake

Once you have coated all of the onion rings, spray them with rapeseed oil. Make sure that you coat all of the sides of the onion rings with oil. Pop the tray into the oven and bake for up to 20 minutes at 400 degrees F, flipping the onion rings after the first 10 minutes to cook the other side. Once cooked, place them on a serving dish and serve with ketchup (optional) or any of your preferred dips.

Homemade Baked Onion Rings Recipe
5 from 26 ratings
These homemade onion rings are baked to crispy perfection. They are the ideal side to pair with burgers, sandwiches, and seafood, or to eat alone as a snack.
Prep Time
10
minutes
Cook Time
20
minutes
Servings
4
Servings
Baked onion rings on a serving tray with a small bowl of ketcup.
Total time: 30 minutes
Ingredients
  • 3 medium-sized yellow onions
  • 7 tablespoon all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1.5 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • Rapeseed oil spray
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup (optional)
Directions
  1. Peel the onions and slice them into half-inch discs.
  2. Place them onto a plate and begin separating each layer.
  3. Get three mixing bowls. Into the first mixing bowl place 4 tablespoons of all-purpose flour.
  4. Into the next mixing bowl, place breadcrumbs, salt, onion powder, turmeric, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, and paprika.
  5. Into the final mixing bowl crack the eggs, heavy cream, and 3 tablespoons of all-purpose flour.
  6. Dip each onion ring into the all-purpose flour, then the egg mixture, then the breadcrumb mixture, then place it carefully on a lined baking tray.
  7. Spray each onion ring with rapeseed oil making sure that every part is evenly covered.
  8. Bake at 400 degrees F for 20 minutes, flipping all the onions after 10 minutes.
  9. Place on a serving dish and pair with ketchup (optional).
Nutrition
Calories per Serving 245
Total Fat 10.4 g
Saturated Fat 4.3 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Cholesterol 100.4 mg
Total Carbohydrates 31.3 g
Dietary Fiber 2.6 g
Total Sugars 5.5 g
Sodium 361.1 mg
Protein 7.0 g
The information shown is Edamam’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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