These oven fried onion rings are covered in a crispy and ridiculously good, crunchy, crushed Cape Cod Potato Chips coating. They are sponsoring this post, and I was so excited to create a recipe using these awesome chips! All opinions are 100% my own.
I LOVE onion rings. Like – a LOT. That’s pretty odd, because I grew up as an avid onion HATER. Like – I wouldn’t touch anything that was even made near an onion. I actually gagged when I accidentally ate one. It took me a long long time to cross over onto the dark side, but once I got here? I’m sold.
French onion anything. Sandwich? Okay. Meatballs? YUP. Onion straws. Fajitas. Onion rings. Caramelized Onions. LOTS of onions in my spaghetti sauce. Just bring on the onions. Onion dip. Onion gravy. Seriously. LOVE.
I did an oven fried onion rings recipe before on the blog that you can see here, but ummmmmm – it really really needed to be reshot. It was my first go with a brand new lens. Also trying out an artificial light-box too to top it off. It did NOT go well, in hindsight, but I was pretty excited about it back then!
Did you know that Cape Cod chips has been expanding their availability Westward, and they are now in over 60% of the stores on the West Coast? That’s a big “Yay!” for me here in Washington!
Kettle chips make the PERFECT onion ring coating, and I just love this oven frying technique. It requires a LOT less oil than traditional deep frying, and is cleaner, quicker, and you get the same great crunch you would get from the deep-frying cousins to these rings.
I LOVE using avocado oil for this. Its smoke point isn’t until 500 degrees, so the 450 degree oven that would have most oils running for cover is perfect for avocado oil.
IMPORTANT NOTE: If you substitute a different kind of oil for the avocado oil make sure you compensate by reducing your oven temp or you could smoke the oil or potentially worse. Be careful!
Do you have any foods that you’ve grown into?
- 1 egg
- 1 cup milk
- 2 medium onions sliced and rings separated
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups flour
- 1 8 oz bag Cape Cod Reduced Fat Kettle Cooked Potato Chips crushed
- 1/4 - 1/3 cup avocado oil
- Mix the egg, milk, and 1/3 cup of flour together. Soak the onion rings in the mixture for 1 hour. Drain, reserving liquid.
- Preheat oven to 450, and place oil on a large cookie sheet. You want to generously coat your pan with oil, but not put enough to slosh around a lot. Be careful! Place cookie sheet in oven and let preheat.
- Place the cayenne, salt, and flour into a dish. Place the crushed potato chips in another dish. Coat the onion rings first in the egg wash, next in flour, then back in the egg wash and immediately into the chips. Place chipped onion rings onto another plate and continue coating rings until they are all done.
- Carefully place onion rings onto the preheated pan in a single layer leaving some space between. Bake for 4-5 minutes, and then flip the rings over carefully. Bake another 4-5 minutes, remove from oven and serve immediately.
If you substitute a different kind of oil you MUST adjust your oven temp down to compensate. Avocado oil has a high smoke point which allows you to bake these at 450. Other oils have lower smoke points. Be careful!
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Cape Cod® Potato Chips.