Good morning all! I am still going strong on my #photoadayapril and Mr. Delish is going to kill me when he sees the photo I posted for today.
I’m sorry but any photo that is going to result in someone wanting to kill you for posting it, just HAS to be posted. It’s worth it, even if he does give me the silent treatment later. He can really only keep that one going until dinnertime if he wants to eat tonight.
Is anyone else getting obsessed with watching The Chew? I usually only think to watch food shows on the Food Network, but I caught an episode of The Chew once and after that I was hooked. Since I am not home during the day, I record the episodes and then usually spend one entire night a week watching all the episodes. Yes ladies and gents, that is 5 hours worth of tv in one night. Luckily for me, not so luckily for Mr. Delish, that night was last night.
Yesterday I shared with you a recipe for California Turkey Burgers and today I am going to share a yummy side to go along with them. These little guys are super crunchy and are definitely a lightened up version so they are a bit drier than the traditional fried version.
Baked Onion Rings:
1 large sweet vidalia onion
3 cups buttermilk
1 1/2 cup flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
2 eggs beaten
1 tbsp water
2 cups panko breadcrumbs
More salt to season
Grab your onion, slice off either end and remove the skin. Slice the onion into 1/2 inch slices. Once the whole onion is sliced, separate the slices into rings and discard the very centers.
In a baking dish spread out the onion and then pour over the buttermilk. Cover with plastic wrap and allow to soak in the fridge for 5-6 hours, longer, or overnight.
Once the rings are soaked and you are ready to cook, preheat your oven to 400 degrees and position your oven rack in the center position. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and place a baking rack on top of the baking sheet. Spray the baking rack thoroughly with non stick spray.
Grab 3 shallow bowls, in the first place the flour, salt and pepper, mix well. In the second bowl mix the beaten egg with the water. Place the Panko breadcrumbs in the last bowl.
Start by removing an onion ring from the buttermilk and letting the excess buttermilk drip off. Toss the onion ring in the flour mixture, followed by the egg and lastly the Panko. Make sure that you press the Panko on to the onion ring so it is thoroughly coated.
Once each ring is breaded, place on the baking rack and finish breading the remaining onion rings. Spray the rings thoroughly with the non stick spray.
Bake for 7-8 minutes and then flip them over and cook for another 7-8 minutes. Remove from the oven and season to taste with salt. Serve hot and crunchy!