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Baked Panko Onion Rings

on July 13, 2012

A few days ago, I was in the mood for onion rings so I did some research on baked ones. I found a simple recipe on Baked by Rachel that worked very well on short notice. I left out the cayenne pepper since my 4 year old son isn’t a fan of spicy foods (yet!). I had to bake them a little longer than the time suggested, but overall the texture was good and satisfied my craving. Next time, I think I will omit these spices and experiment with adding in 1- 1.5 tsp of seasoning blend  (Old Bay, Cajun, Jerk, or steak/burger seasoning) for a more exciting flavor.

Baked Panko Onion Rings


1 yellow onion
1 cup panko breadcrumbs
1/4 cup plain breadcrumbs
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp cayenne  (optional)
2 eggs


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

2. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper or a wire rack.

3. Cut top and bottom off the onion and remove outer ring and skin.

4. Cut rings to desired thickness and set aside.

5. In one small bowl add breadcrumbs and spices. Stir well to distribute spices.

6. In a second small bowl beat eggs. Add several onion rings to eggs. Coat well.

7. Transfer one ring to panko mixture, toss breadcrumbs onto ring. Remove and gently place on prepared baking sheet. Repeat with remaining onion pieces.

8. Bake for 10 minutes or until desired crispness, watching carefully to not burn.


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