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BRIAN IN THE KITCHEN  brought to you by Stittsworth Meats

June 18 2013

Oven-Fried Onion Rings with Potato Chip Crust

1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1 cup plain yogurt
2 eggs
1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp all purpose flour
4 cups finely crushed potato chips
2 large yellow onions
3 tbsp vegetable oil
salt

Preheat the oven to 390 F.

In a large bowl, combine 1/4 cup flour, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp black pepper and 1/4 tsp cayenne. In another medium bowl, combine the yogurt, eggs and 1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp flour.  Whisk until a smooth batter is formed.

Crush all the chips finely and place them in a bowl.

Peel the onions and cut them into 1/2 inch rings.  Cover a baking sheet with a piece of parchment. Drizzle with 3 tbsp vegetable oil, then pop it into the hot oven for 8 minutes – or until the oil just starts to smoke.

In the meantime, toss the onion rings in the flour mixture.  Dip each ring into the batter.

Let the excess batter dribble off a little. Then coat the rings with the crushed potato chips.  

Place the rings on the hot baking sheet and bake for 8 minutes, then flip each ring over before baking for another 8 minutes.

Sprinkle with salt while still hot.