It’s onion ring time.
Were you the little girl that would put a small onion ring on her ring finger and pretend that she was married?
Yea… me neither. That’s weird.
… And I definitely didn’t do that today, as a grown-ass lady. That would be even more odd.
Except I totally did. Yea. So what.
Onion rings can be baked. Onion rings can be fried. Onion rings are always delicious. Especially when eaten off your finger.
I love to smash barbecue flavor into my homemade onion rings. Smash!
With chili powder, paprika, garlic powder, and hot sauce, we can totally simulate barbecue flavor.
Fried up or baked crisp, onion rings just work. They make you prettier and more popular. Totally true.
I dipped the baked rings in a mixture of sour cream and barbecue sauce. I now want to dip everything in sour cream and barbecue sauce. Whatever.
Fried Barbecue Buttermilk Onion Rings will make you a hero! You’ll need a fry thermometer and a good amount of oil. They’re hot and crisp and totally worth the frying effort.
Baked onion rings are infused with flavor and coated in panko. They’re crisp and crunchy, and strangely reminiscent of coconut baked shrimp. I dunno. They really are delicious, and don’t require a ton of oil. Super easy, simple, and yumtown!
Barbecue Baked Onion Rings
serves 3 or 4 people
2 medium yellow onions, sliced into rings
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 large egg
1/4 cup buttermilk
dash of hot sauce
2 cups panko bread crumbs
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 cup barbecue sauce
Place a rack in the center and upper third of the oven and preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, salt, paprika, chili powder, red pepper flakes, and garlic powder. Set aside.
In a separate bowl, whisk together egg, buttermilk, and hot sauce.
In a separate bowl, place bread crumbs.
Slice onion into rings, and separate into separate rings.
Using one hand, and leaving one hand clean, dip onion rings into the flour mixture, then the egg mixture, then coat in panko crumbs. Place in a single layer across the prepared baking sheets. Bake for 10 minutes, remove from the oven, carefully flip the onion rings, and bake for another 10 to 12 minutes, until rings are browned and crisp.
While the onion rings bake, stir together sour cream and barbecue sauce.
Remove onion rings from the oven and serve immediately with sauce.
Kevin (Closet Cooking)
Both versions look so crispy and good!
I made these to go with some parmesan baked chicken this week and my husband LOVED them!!! Definitely keeping these as a go-to when I need an easy side dish with a crunch : )
BAKED?! Obviously God has come to earth because these look incredible and, more importantly, crispy! Thank you for sharing this incredible gift with the world!!
they really are crispy and delicious!
ahhhh I love it!!! And yes, I would totally wear them on my fingers when I was little and pretend I was married. These look so good.
Cookie and Kate
Now that it’s down to 80 degrees around here, I say YES to turning on the oven and YES to oven-baked onion rings! Nom.
Choc Chip Uru
Amazing photography – makes me want to eat it off of the screen =)