I made these yummy Baked Onion Rings for our ‘Academy Awards’ party tonight! I love watching all the award shows on T.V. I always make a special dinner and dessert for it. We eat, relax and watch the awards. I love it! I think the Oscars are my favorite. I am such a huge movie lover. I used to watch movies a lot at the theatres, but that was before I had kids. Now we will hit up the Red Box or watch one of the hundreds of DVD’s we have at home. It’s so nice to escape ‘reality’ for an hour or two, and get lost in a movie!
These Onion Rings turned out super delish! Of course, we dipped them in fry sauce : ) I’m sure most of you know what fry sauce is. If not, it’s a Utah staple for french fries and onion rings. All it consists of is ketchup and mayo. That’s it. It is a heavenly concoction that you must try. When I moved to Arizona after high school I remember going through a drive-thru and asking for fry sauce. The lady looked at me like I was crazy and said, “What is fry sauce?”
I officially knew I wasn’t in Utah anymore…
Baked Onion Rings
Recipe By: Holly Lofthouse
1 large yellow Onion
3 cups Buttermilk, divided
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup Panko bread crumbs
1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs
1/2 cup crushed Corn Flakes
Directions: Slice onion into thin rings. Place slices of onion in a shallow dish. Pour 2 cups of buttermilk over the top of the onion slices. Cover and let them soak for an hour or two in the fridge.
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Pour the flour in a shallow dish. Pour the remaining cup of buttermilk in a separate bowl. Mix the Panko, Italian bread crumbs and corn flakes together in another separate bowl.Dip each soaked onion ring into the flour to coat. Shake off excess flour and then dip it back into the new bowl of buttermilk. Then dip into the crumb mixture. Coat well. Place all coated rings onto a greased baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
Serve immediately. (They are best served hot!)
1 cup Ketchup
1/4 cup Mayo
Mix both together well, then cover and refrigerate until ready to use.