I could, however, enjoy onion rings if they are baked! And boy are baked onion rings amazing. I tried two recipes and have decided on a favorite. It isn't the healthier option although that one was great.
The picture below is of the healthier version using flax seed. You can find her recipe here. I thought they were really good but it was a bit of a process to make them.
A few nights later I made a Martha Stewart version that I really loved. It wasn't complicated. Just straight up delicious. And I didn't have a belly ache after!! I served these with homemade chipotle ketchup. If you have never made homemade ketchup....DO IT!
Baked Onion Rings
Source: Martha Stewart
Yield: 4 servings (that is what she claims but that served me and Seth)
1/2 cup plain dried breadcrumbs
1 large egg
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup flour
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Coarse salt and ground pepper
1 medium sweet onion
2 tablespoons olive oil
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. In a food processor, pulse cornflakes and breadcrumbs until fine crumbs form, then transfer to a medium bowl. In another medium bowl, whisk together egg, buttermilk, flour, and cayenne and season with salt and pepper.
Dip onion rings in egg mixture (letting excess drip off) and dredge in cornflake mixture; place on a large plate. Pour oil onto a rimmed baking sheet. Place in oven and heat 2 minutes. Remove sheet from oven and tilt to coat evenly with oil. Arrange onion rings on sheet. Bake, turning once, until onion rings are golden brown, about 16 minutes. Season with salt.