'Unfried' Onion Rings | Recipes

'Unfried' Onion Rings

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Makes:about 4 servings
Freezing:not recommended

As a side dish or snack, these deliciously crunchy onion rings are the perfect accompaniment to a Father’s Day barbecue or brunch. No deep fryer required!


4 tbsp 50 mL Crisco® Vegetable or Canola Oil, divided
2 large Vidalia or Spanish Onion, sliced into 1/4” (0.5cm) rounds
1 1/2 cups 375 mL buttermilk
1 1/2 cups 375 mL Robin Hood® Original All Purpose Flour
1 1/2 tsp 7 mL garlic powder
1 tsp 5 mL cayenne pepper
1 1/2 tsp 7 mL paprika
1 1/2 cups 375 mL seasoned bread crumbs
1/4 cup 50 mL grated Parmesan cheese
Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F (230°C). Drizzle two large baking sheets with 2 tbsp (30 mL) oil each. Set aside.
  2. Place buttermilk in medium sized bowl and season with salt pepper. Place flour, and spices in separate small bowl. Combine seasoned bread crumbs and parmesan cheese in third large bowl.
  3. Toss 5 to 6 rings in buttermilk, then dip in flour mixture, then dip in buttermilk again and coat with breadcrumbs. Arrange in single layer on prepared baking sheets. Drizzle with additional oil if desired.
  4. Bake in preheated oven 8 to 10 minutes, until golden on bottom. Turn over and continue cooking another 5 to 7 minutes until crispy. Serve immediately.

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