If my mother had a nickel for every time heard “Mamma, I’m hungry!”, she’d have a lot of nickels. When I was growing up on the “mean” streets of Mississauga, the healthy food movement was not on everyone’s mind. Microwave mini pizzas, tater tots and microwave popcorn were an easy after school treat for a lot of kids I went to school with. Now, there’s so much awareness and information about what we put into our bodies. Let’s keep it clean.
Here’s an awesome hot, crispy snack that I guarantee any munch monster will love. (I should know, I am one)
I know everyone’s not in my apartment and able to smell the intoxicating aroma of onion rings, but I figure the pictures will be enough to entice most of you to give this a shot. The beauty of home cooking is the control we have over what goes into it.
This recipe is best eaten fresh from the oven with a buddy – I guarantee you’ll eat the entire batch by yourself if no one is around to share with you. If you do eat the entire batch on your own, don’t fret. It’s healthy enough to stave off the guilt. But seriously, eat it right away. Because they aren’t deep fried, they will lose the crispiness that we all love much faster.
- 1 red onion, chopped and separated into rings
- ¾ cup flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon chili pepper flakes
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- ¼ cup 1% buttermilk
- cooking spray or avodaco oil in spray bottle
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees and liberally spray a cookie sheet with oil or cooking spray
- In a bowl, pour out buttermilk. In a separate bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, chili flakes, garlic powder, and onion powder
- Using a fork, dry coat each raw onion ring in dry ingredients, soak in buttermilk and shake off
- Roll soaked onion ring in second coat of dry ingredients
- Place each ring on the baking sheet and spray liberally with cooking spray or oil
- Bake in preheated oven for 7 minutes, and flip over for 8 more minutes in the oven