Happy National Onion Ring Day

I am a huge fan of fried foods. They usually consist of vegetables often breaded and served hot and ready to dip in a tasty sauce. Count me in.

Only problem is, I start eating greasy foods and feel gross. So when I had baked onion rings, I was in love. Now I prefer them to the fried version! Crunchy, light, less messy and the onion still stays moist.

In honor of National Onion Ring Day, I’m sharing my oven-baked onion ring recipe with you. No matter if it’s baked or fried, enjoy some onion rings today. I think I heard that if it’s a national day to celebrate onion rings, the calories and fat you consume in them don’t count today!

Oven-baked onion rings

Serves 2-3

Getting all the supplies ready

Preheat oven to 375°. Slice one medium onion into rings. Put out four bowls and fill them in this order: Milk, flour, two eggs and breadcrumbs. (I put paprika and minced garlic in with the breadcrumbs. They could be plain or with any spice.) Dip the rings, one at a time, in the milk, flour, egg and breadcrumbs. Place on a cookie sheet that has been lightly oiled or lined with parchment paper. Bake for 10 minutes, flip and bake another 10 to 15 minutes.

Baked crispness ready to eat

I’ve successfully done this bread-and-bake procedure with many foods, including zucchini chips and tofu fingers.

What is your favorite appetizer?