I love bar food. Let’s be honest though, it’s not the healthiest. A burger, side of onion rings and a beer would cost quite a few points.
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Of course with Weight Watchers there are ways to fit a delicious bar meal into my diet. I could save up points and use my weekly points.
Or I could make my own bar food at home. That’s what I decided to do to indulge in some onion rings.
Baking them instead of frying them saves a ton of points. I also skipped dredging them in flour. I whisked some eggs to dip the onions in, then I used a mixture of panko bread crumbs and Italian bread crumbs.
The panko bread crumbs gave it a nice crunch while the Italian bread crumbs gave it a delicious flavor. This is the first time I mixed them together and I will be doing it again.
I used 1/4 cup each of the panko bread crumbs and Italian bread crumbs. That ended up being 6 Freestyle points. Since I didn’t use the whole mixture it ended up being 4 Freestyle points. That’s for an entire onion!
Of course I didn’t eat the entire onion by myself, I shared. My portion was 2 Freestyle points. I also had some reduced fat ranch dressing.
I definitely plan on making these onion rings again. I also want to try cutting them a little thinner and putting them on a baked chicken breast. I think that would be delicious!
Here are some of the things I used for this recipe:
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Yield: 2 servings (2 Freestyle points per serving)
- 1 sweet onion
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup panko bread crumbs
- 1/4 cup Italian bread crumbs
- No-stick cooking spray
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Peel onion and slice into 1/2 inch thick rounds.
Add eggs to a small bowl and whisk together.
In another small bowl add the panko and Italian bread crumbs. Mix them together.
Dredge each onion slice in the egg, then the bread crumb mixture and place on the baking sheet. Repeat until all of the onion rings are done.
Spray the onions with no-stick cooking spray.
Bake for 7 minutes, then turn over the onion rings and bake 7 minutes or until golden brown.
Papa GAugust 2, 2018 at 10:40 am
Thanks for the recipe. I’m looking forward to making it.
LauraNovember 11, 2018 at 6:45 pm
Is 14 minutes enough time to completely cook the oniin?
keepingonpointNovember 12, 2018 at 9:14 pm
It worked for me 🙂
Lenore HoffmeyerNovember 14, 2018 at 10:51 am
Has anyone tried this in an air frier? Wondering if time and temp would be the same…
TerriNovember 14, 2018 at 1:34 pm
I had to make some modifications due to what I had in my cabinets. I only had plain breadcrumbs so I added 1/4 teaspoon of Italian seasoning plus some granulated garlic. I also added salt and pepper to the eggs. I sliced the onions thinner. They turned out very tasty.
On WW freestyle the breadcrumbs are 6 points. I should have measured the copious amount of the crumbs left over-maybe I could have reduced the point count. LOL
There are plenty for 2 or 3 people. I’ll be making these again