Skinny Girl Onion Rings

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I love onion rings. However, I love my skinny jeans a little bit more. But thanks to the Not Without Salt blog, I've finally found a way for these two passions to co-exist: Oven-Fried Onion Rings.

In addition to being tasty little morsels of pseudo-fried goodness, these rings are just too unusual to pass up. Coated in crushed kettle-cooked potato chips, they might just be weird enough to work. And if not, at least you'll have the rest of the bag of chips to snack on.
Oven-Fried Onion Rings
Recipe via Not Without Salt

Ingredients

2 medium onions (sweet or yellow) cut into 1/2 - inch rings
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1/4 tsp cayenne
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 egg
1/4 cup + 1 tbsp. flour
1 1/2 cups crushed potato chips (I highly recommend Kettle chips if you can find them)
3 tbsp. vegetable oil

Directions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 450*.
  2. Combine 1/4 cup flour, salt, pepper and cayenne in a bowl large enough to dip the onions into.
  3. In another similar size bowl combine the buttermilk, egg and 1/4 cup + 1 tbsp. flour. Whisk until a smooth batter is formed.
  4. Have all your ingredients nearby to minimize the mess. First your seasoned flour, then the batter and finally a bowl containing your crushed chips.
  5. Dip an onion ring into the seasoned flour. This will help the batter to adhere which helps the chips to adhere. They all work together - deliciously.
  6. After the seasoned flour, dip the onion into the buttermilk batter. Let the excess batter dribble off before you coat the wet ring with the crushed chips. You will need to use your hands a bit to make sure the chips adhere.
  7. Repeat this process with all the onion rings.
  8. Cover a baking sheet with a piece of parchment. Drizzle with 3 tbsp. vegetable oil then pop it into the hot oven for 8 minutes - or until the oil just starts to smoke. Carefully remove the baking sheet from the oven and rotate to evenly coat with oil.
  9. Quickly place your onion rings on the baking sheet then return to the oven. Bake for 8 minutes then flip each ring over before baking for another 8 minutes.
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