I’ve tried different recipes for baked onion rings and this one seems to work out the best. The egg whites make the bread crumbs stick better to the onion rings. I’ve tried using buttermilk and dipping the onions in eggs and that didn’t seem to work at all. It was very frustrating and then I was even more surprised to learn that you can make your own meringue by just using meringue powder that you can get at the craft stores like Michael’s and hobby lobby. Overall, I was satisfied with using egg whites even though the bread crumbs didn’t coat the onions completely.
I like Panko bread crumbs, not the regular bread crumbs that come really finely grinded. Hungry Girl likes to use Fiber One cereal a lot for some reason, but use whatever you like. I’ve seen people use potato chips.You can add whatever spices you like to this as welland if you like it a little bit spicier add in more cayenne pepper. I used 1 large onion and calculated the serving size to be 2 from just that onion. 3 points isn’t that bad for half the onion, now is it?
Jenna’s Weight Watcher Recipes
1 large onion
1 cup panko bread crumbs
1/2 teaspoon cayanne pepper
salt & pepper
3 large egg whites, beaten until stiff peeks form
1. In a stand mixer, beat egg whites until peaks form.
2. While egg whites are beating, cut onion rings into large ring forms. In a small pan
add the bread crumbs, salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper.
3. Dip onions into egg white mixture, and then into bread crumbs. Pat the bread crumbs
onto the onion rings if the bread crumbs aren’t sticking well.
4. Bake at 450 for 15 minutes or until onion rings start to brown. Use Cooking spray to get the onions crispier if needed. I didn’t really need this.