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:
Baked Onion Rings
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 in 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.