These Homemade Baked BBQ Onion Rings don’t even need a dipping sauce because it’s baked right into them! Light and crispy with a nice smoky flavor, and baked not fried.
French Fries verses Onion Rings – that’s an ongoing war. Like Coke and Pepsi. Well, maybe not quite.
I love them both, but I will always choose the onion rings if given a choice. So will my son Trevor…unless sweet potato fries are an option, and then forget about it!
Ever since a trip to Wisconsin, which resulted in a week of eating cheese curds – because YUM – the kids are always asking me to make them, along with fries, and onion rings. I actually have a really great deep fryer. But deep frying food is such a pain with the oil and the mess.
So when I spotted this recipe from Recipe Girl, I jumped on it.
You only need a few simple items
Onions – I prefer sweet onions for these. Actually, I prefer sweet onions in all of my cooking. But you can use white or yellow onions, no problem.
BBQ sauce – our favorite store bought BBQ sauce is Sweet Baby Ray’s, but again, use your favorite.
Eggs – the incredible, edible.
Flour – I used all-purpose.
Panko Breadcrumbs – panko breadcrumbs are light and flakey and give these a way better crispy crust than regular breadcrumbs. They can be found at your grocery store with the other breadcrumbs or in the Asian aisle.
Cooking spray – this helps give the onion rings the crispy texture.
We love these homemade onion rings – and even more so because they’re baked!
They are light and crispy, and the BBQ sauce coating provides plenty of flavor, eliminating the need for condiments afterward. Although, my kids still dunk theirs in Ranch. Because…kids!
Other baked finger food we love!
Baked BBQ Onion Rings
- 1 cup barbecue sauce
- 2 large eggs
- 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 3 cups panko bread crumbs
- 2 large sweet onions , sliced into 1/2-inch rings
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Place two baking sheets in the oven and let those preheat too.
- In a medium bowl, beat the eggs. Then whisk in the barbecue sauce and flour.
- Place bread crumbs in a separate bowl.
- Using tongs (or your fingers) dip onion slices in the barbecue sauce mixture, shaking off any excess, then gently dunk on all sides into the bread crumbs, making sure they are fully coated. Transfer to a cool plate or cookie sheet; repeat the process with all the onion slices.
- Remove hot baking sheets from the oven and spray lightly with cooking spray. Move coated onions to hot baking sheets. Spray the coated onions lightly with cooking spray.
- Bake for about 6 minutes, or until golden, then use tongs to turn each onion ring over. Spray the other side of the onions with cooking spray and bake for an additional 6 minutes. Watch closely to make sure the crumbs don’t burn.
- Remove from oven and serve immediately.
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