Wednesday, July 22, 2009

CEiMB - Oven Baked Onion Rings


One of my very favorite bloggers, Mary Ann of Meet Me in the Kitchen chose Ellie Kreiger's Oven Bake Onion Rings as this week's choice for our group to try.

Now the yankee hates onions. I'm not even sure the word hate is strong enough. He will occasionally tolerate cooked ones. So I knew if I made these it would be up to me to eat the entire batch. I did feel I was up to the challenge that night.

Stopped by the store and got what I thought were all the ingredients I needed, only to get home and realize I forgot the buttermilk. So I improvised and used whipping cream with a little sour cream added to it. Other than that, I followed Ellie's recipe. I used Baked Lays potato chips. The milk mixture was probably not quite as sticky as the buttermilk would have been, but it seemed to work overall pretty well.

Meanwhile, I had Chandler out back grilling us some hamburgers to go with. While the onion rings were baking I went outside and had a Bud Light with Lime along beside him. We usually like darker beer, but we have both really enjoyed the lime flavored bud light this summer.

To be nice, he said he would try "one" onion ring for me, emphasis on one. I was raving over them and after he ate the one, he decided he would like some more. We thought they were fabulous. So crunchy and tasty. I used vidalia onions so they were not strong tasting. Loved the spiceness the cayenne pepper added to them. We ate the entire batch between the two of us. Yes, okay, we are such gluttons. I admit it.

I would never have tried these on my own and I am so glad Mary Ann picked them. Thanks for a great pick and all of you out there have to try these sometime. Click on Mary Ann's blog to get the recipe. Trust me when I say, they taste a lot better than they look in this photo!

12 comments:

Audrey said...

I saw this recipe and was wondering how they were! Now I'll definitely try them!
thanks!
Audrey

Pamela said...

I loved this one! I was really happy with the crispy onion rings. All of the great taste with zero guilt! I'm keeping those plain baked Lays around just for this one! And a burger is the perfect companion for this recipe. :o)

thenotsoskinnykitchen said...

I think the Vidalia onion was really nice in this - not too oniony since they have a nice sweetness to them. Glad you guys both liked them :)

Marthe said...

Good to hear that the onions have won your husband over, I really loved these too: delicious!!!

Mary Ann said...

I am so glad an onion hater liked this recipe! and good to know that the recipe is so adaptable that you can use other dairy for the soaking.
I think your pics look great.
Thanks for the kind words!
The crumble looks amazing too!

Jessica said...

Wow! It is such a testament to the tastiness of these onion rings that an avowed onion hater ate some of them. Woo hoo! I'm so glad that these were a hit with you and Chandler.

Jen said...

Those onion rings look fabulous! Yours look yummy! I did think that mine could have browned up a little bit more.

Craving Ellie in My Belly said...

This recipe is such a WIN I can't say it enough. We eat these ALL the time now.

I wish I had a huge plate of them (and a cheeseburger). Stupid smoothie for lunch losing weight starving all the time... *uck....

--Nick/imafoodblog

Aggie said...

My hubby and I finished the batch ourselves too...soo good!! Next time I will try with the baked chips but I didn't want to buy any since they are very tempting (I am addicted and will eat a whole bag in no time!)

Your Orings look awesome!

AmyRuth said...

dang, don't remember being invited over for those delicious rings and burgers, wow they surely look good.
AmyRuth

Maria Salomon said...

we loved them too......glad you won over the hubby.......the onion is a beautiful thing......=))

Leslie said...

I sat this one out but have regretted it since everyone LOVED these. Yours look terrific!