Baked onion rings with chipotle ranch are the perfect accompaniment to seafood night, or summer entertaining.

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It's summer and we are grilling. I'm always trying to mix things up a bit though. There are only so many salads I can serve when we are grilling before I begin to hear that word … 'AGAIN!'

This week for 'grill night' I served steak with grilled corn, salad, and baked onion rings with chipotle ranch dipping sauce.

Baked Onion Rings with Chipotle Ranch #fneasy
So, while the husband grilled corn and steak outside …

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I stayed indoors and baked onion rings and whipped up a quick homemade chipotle ranch dressing.

baked onion rings with chipotle ranch dipping sauce
Baked Onion Ring Ingredients:

  • 1 yellow onion
  • 3/4 cup Fresh & Easy Panko bread crumbs
  • 1/3 cup Fresh & Easy Italian style bread crumbs
  • approx 1.5 cups buttermilk
  • 2 tsp fresh thyme (finally chopped)
  • pinch of salt

Chipotle Ranch Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 chipotle chiles in adobo sauce
  • 2 tbs fresh cilantro
  • 1 pkg ranch dressing dry mix blend
  • pinch salt

Slice onion into rings and place in a bowl or shallow dish. Pour buttermilk over the onions so they are covered and refrigerate for about an hour.

Pre-heat the oven to 450F.

Line baking trays with baking paper.

Combine the Panko bread crumbs, Italian style bread crumbs and pinch of salt in a bowl.

how to make baked onion rings
Coat each of the buttermilk-soaked onion rings with the bread crumb mixture and place it on the baking sheet, making sure each is separated. Bake for 8-12 minutes. Time depends on how brown or crispy you prefer them. I don't like them to be too dark, I prefer them just browned so pulled them out a little earlier at about 9-10 minutes.

Tip: Be careful not to get the bread crumb mixture too wet when coating the onion rings, it won't stick if it does. You may want to separate half of the mixture into separate bowls.

baked onion rings
If you haven't shopped at Fresh & Easy before, you need to try it. They offer fresh wraps and sandwiches that are perfect for picnics, pre-made dinners for when you've had a busy day and don't feel up to cooking, and they have a great collection of wine … it's where I developed my love of chocolate wine.

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Yzfrenchaccent July 29, 2013 - 4:11 pm

How long do you bake the onions at 450 degrees?

Tonya Staab July 31, 2013 - 4:46 pm

That information would have been really helpful wouldn’t it. I’m not sure why that step wasn’t on the post but thanks to you I have fixed that. I baked them for roughly 10 minutes, I like them just browned and not too crispy.

samantha July 31, 2013 - 4:54 pm

Thank you!


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