Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Baked Sweet Onion Rings

This baked version of a favorite fried food is tasty and healthier!

Prep/Total Time: 30 minutes
Yield: 4 servings

1/2 cup egg substitute
2/3 cup dried bread crumbs
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 sweet onion, sliced and separated into rings

Place egg substitute in a shallow dish. In another shallow dish, combine the bread crumbs, salt and pepper. Dip onion rings into egg, then roll in crumb mixture.

Place on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 425 for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown, turning once.

Tips and Tricks
I omitted the salt and used two eggs, beaten, with a splash of water instead of egg substitute. I put the bread crumbs in a resealable bag and shook the coated onion in batches to apply the crumb mixture. Vidalia onions make this dish very good! Experiment with flavored or seasoned bread crumbs, or different spices.
Make It Healthier
Omit the salt.
How Kids Can Help
Shake the bag to coat onions. Measure dry ingredients.

Nutrition Facts
1 servings equals 66 calories, 1 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 312 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein
Diabetic Exchanges
1 starch

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