Sunday, March 18, 2012

Skinny Baked Onion Rings

So I just love onion rings. I definately have a couple of favorite places to buy them and they are greasy and heavenly. Well, I need to leave the greasy yumminess alone and concentrate on weight loss. I found this recipe on a blog called Skinnytaste and it is really really good. It takes a little forethought and you can enjoy a big plate of these for not very many points. Try it out. It's a great little recipe.

Cut the onion into rings. Separate them and put them in the buttermilk. Let them soak for 1-2 hours in the refrigerator.

Dip the coated onion rings in the bread crumbs and place on a parchment or foil lined and sprayed cookie sheet. Spray the onion rings with baking spray or use a Misto with olive oil if you have one. Bake at 450 degrees for about 12 minutes. (Note: I think next time I make these, I might add just a little salt to the crumb mixture. I just thought they need a bit of salt) Serve them right up and completely devour them. Yummy!!!!

You know, when you are trying to lose weight but love to eat fatty stuff like onion rings, this is a really great recipe that helps to curb that craving. Give it a try. It's a tiny little bit of work but worth it.

Low Fat Baked Onion Rings
Adapted from Life as a Lofthouse
Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes
Servings: 2 • Serving Size: 1/2 • Old Points: 1 pt • Points+: 2 pt
Calories: 74.7 • Fat: 0.6 g • Carb: 14.7 g • Fiber: 1.6 g • Sugar: 1.7 g • Protein: 2.9 g

• 1 medium onion, sliced into 1/4 inch rings
• 2 1/4 cups low fat buttermilk
• 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
• 1/4 cup Italian seasoned whole wheat bread crumbs
• 1/4 cup crushed corn flake crumbs
• salt to taste
• olive oil baking spray (I used my Misto )
Place slices of onion in a shallow dish. Pour the buttermilk over the top and let them soak for about 1 - 2 hours, refrigerated.

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper or foil.

Combine panko, bread crumbs and corn flakes and place half of the crumbs in a large dish, season with salt. Reserve the rest for when the first batch is used up. This should help avoid clumping and they should stick better to the onions.

Dip each soaked onion ring into the crumb mixture; coat well. Place rings onto two cookie sheets. Lightly spray with oil. Bake about 12 minutes or until golden brown. Serve immediately

1 comment:

  1. These onion rings look delicious and i love onion ring i will definitely have to try these. I have been cooking healthier and i am really starting to enjoy food again. Here are come healthier low calorie diet meals that are pretty tasty.