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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Ridicuously Awesome Faux-Fried Onion Rings

I love onion rings.

A lot.

Especially those thin shoestring ones. Oh man, I could eat a whole basket myself!!! While squealing in happiness and licking grease from my fingers. And I would be in total heaven.

Unfortuntely, breading and frying slices of onion aren't so good for you. Or your heart.

Fortunately, I found a great recipe that is the best "diet" version of onion rings I have ever found, or would happily eat again. And don't think you're going to get skimped here. No, no my friends, I would never do that to you! For a grand total of 153 calories and 1 gram of fat (yeah, you read that right!) you get the whole onion. That's a lot of rings! Especially if you slice them thin!!!!

Make them. Devour them. Love them.

Per Serving:
1 large onion
1/2 cup Fiber One Bran Cereal (Original Flavor)
1/4 cup egg whites
dash of salt
Optional: add a dash of peppers, oregano, garlic powder, onion, powder, etc. if you want!

Preheat oven to 375 Degrees.
Cut the ends off the onion, remove the outer layer, and cut onion into 1/2 inch wide slices.
Seperate rings.
Crush the cereal into breadcrumb like consistency (use a food processor, or smash the heck out of it in a ziplock bag).
Pour the crumbs into a small dish and add any seasoning you choose.
Pour the egg whites into a second bowl.
Dip the onion slices into the egg whites, then the crumbs, shake off any cling-ons, and then place onto a baking sheet. Don't crowd them!
Make for 20-25 minutes, flipping halfway through.

153 Calories, 1g fat, 379mg Sodium, 41g carbs, 16g fiber, 7g sugars, 9g protein, 4 Weight Watchers Plus Points

Recipe from Hungry Girl, page 104


  1. 153 calories for an entire onion, that is impressive. I'll have to give it a try.

  2. Please do! And let me know how you like them!!


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