I have been seeing a few recipes for baked onion rings and thought I better try one! My husband and I LOVE onion rings! Whenever we go out, we just have to get some! I combined a few of the recipes I had seen and came up with these (and they were SO GOOD!). They would be perfect at a summer BBQ or just as a delicious snack!
2 1/4 cups whole milk (I'm sure lowfat milk would work just fine!)
1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
1/4 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
1/4 cup crushed Ritz crackers
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
Nonstick cooking spray
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
6 Tablespoons Franks Hot Buffalo Sauce
4 Tablespoons water
1 1/2 cups ranch dressing
Place sliced onions and milk in a bowl and let soak for 1-2 hours in the refrigerator. Preheat oven to 450. Line baking sheet with parchment paper or foil. Combine panko, bread crumbs, crushed cracker crumbs, salt, pepper, oregano and cayenne pepper. Place half of crumb mixture in a bowl and reserve the other half for later to avoid clumping and to stick better to the onions. Dip each soaked onion ring into mixture and coat both sides with crumb mixture. Place rings onto baking sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes until golden and the onion is soft. Serve immediately. Mix brown sugar, buffalo sauce and water in saucepan over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and add ranch. Mix completely.