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Crispy Onion Rings

Categories: Hanukkah, Kid-friendly
Type: Side Dishes

The traditional method of deep frying onion rings can leave an odor in your house for days. This recipe gives you the rings without the lingering smell.

Serves: 5 servings


  • 2 medium-large sweet onions (about 8 ounces each)
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons unbleached flour
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons fat-free egg substitute
  • 1/4 cup skim or low-fat milk
  • 3 1/2 cups corn flakes
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese*
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • * In this recipe, use regular Parmesan cheese, not a fat-free product.

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  1. Peel the onions, and cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices. Separate the slices into rings, and set aside. Place all of the egg coating ingredients in a shallow bowl, and stir with a wire whisk until smooth. Set aside. Place all of the corn flake coating ingredients in a food processor or blender, and process into fine crumbs. Transfer the corn flake mixture to a shallow dish. Coat a large baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Dip the onion rings first in the egg mixture, turning to coat well, and then in the corn flake mixture. Arrange the rings in a single layer on the prepared sheet, and spray them lightly with the cooking spray. Bake uncovered at 400°F for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the onion rings are crisp and nicely browned. Serve hot.

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Excerpted from The Best-Kept Secrets of Healthy Cooking by Sandra Woodruff, R.D. Copyright � 2000 by Sandra Woodruff.

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