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Oven-Fried Onion Rings

These oven-fried onion rings are less mess than the deep-fried version, but just as crunchy and delicious!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep 45 minutes
Cook 15 minutes
Total 1 hour
Servings 4 to 6 servings
Calories 641 kcal
Author Michelle

Ingredients

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1 egg at room temperature
  • ½ cup buttermilk, at room temperature
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 30 saltine crackers
  • 4 cups kettle-cooked potato chips
  • 2 large yellow onions cut into ½-inch rings, discarding any less than 2 inches in diameter
  • 6 tablespoons vegetable oil

Directions

  1. Adjust oven racks to lower-middle and upper-middle positions and heat oven to 450 degrees F. Place ¼ cup of the flour in a shallow baking dish. Whisk the egg and buttermilk together in a bowl. Whisk the remaining ¼ cup flour, salt, pepper and cayenne into the buttermilk mixture. Pulse the saltines and potato chips together in a food processor until finely ground; about 8 to 10 pulses. Place the crumb mixture in a second shallow baking dish.
  2. Working one at a time, dredge each onion ring in flour, shaking off excess. Dip rings in buttermilk mixture, allowing excess to drip back into bowl, then drop into crumb coating, turning rings to coat evenly. Transfer coated onion rings to a large plate or tray.
  3. Pour 3 tablespoons oil onto each of two rimmed baking sheets. Place the baking sheets in oven and heat until just smoking, about 8 minutes. Carefully tilt the heated sheets to coat evenly with oil, then arrange onion rings on the sheets. Bake, flipping onion rings and switching and rotating position of baking sheets halfway through baking, until golden brown on both sides, about 15 minutes. Briefly drain onion rings on paper towel-lined plate. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

Note: The onion rings can be breaded in advance and refrigerated for up to an hour. Let them sit at room temperature for 30 minutes before baking them; if baked while still chilled from the refrigerator, the onions will not cook enough to soften and will remain crunchy.

Nutritional values are based on one serving

Nutrition Facts
Oven-Fried Onion Rings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 641 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Fat 31g48%
Saturated Fat 19g119%
Cholesterol 44mg15%
Sodium 1051mg46%
Potassium 501mg14%
Carbohydrates 127g42%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 19g38%
Vitamin A 280IU6%
Vitamin C 4.3mg5%
Calcium 241mg24%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.