Spicy Cornmeal Onion Rings with Sriracha Dipping Sauce

28 May

It’s finally warm outside (after what feels like 9 months of cold!) and what do I do? Turn the oven on, of course! But for a good cause: baked onion rings.

Spicy Cornmeal Onion Rings

A craving for something oniony prompted me to slice up a large one, dredge it, and bake in the oven. The mixture that makes these crispy is made of half cornmeal and half bread crumbs, with a healthy dose of spices to kick them up a notch. Dip these rings into a creamy, yogurt-based sriracha sauce, and you’ve got yourself the start of a great meal!

Make these for your next family dinner or even a larger get-together — simply increase the number of onions and other ingredients and start baking.

Spicy Cornmeal Onion Rings

Serves 2

  • 1 large white onion
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 C bread crumbs (use gluten free if needed)
  • 1/2 C yellow cornmeal
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp cumin

Preheat oven to 350. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with PAM. Set aside.

Slice onion into 5 parts, maintaining the integrity of the onion rings. Separate into individual rings.

Whisk the eggs in a shallow dish big enough for the onion rings. In another, similar sized dish, mix crumbs, cornmeal and spices.

Working a few rings at a time, soak in the egg wash, then transfer to the dry mixture, coating the rings evenly. Place on a single layer on prepared baking sheet (though you can overlap if necessary).

Repeat this process until all onion rings are used up. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes, flipping halfway through.Spicy Cornmeal Onion Rings

Remove from oven and serve with sriracha dipping sauce.

Sriracha Dipping Sauce

Serves 2

  • 2 tbsp nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil mayo
  • 1 tsp sriracha sauce

Mix together in a small bowl. That’s it! Dip onion rings into this zesty sauce and enjoy 🙂

Spicy Cornmeal Onion Rings with Sriracha Dipping Sauce


3 Responses to “Spicy Cornmeal Onion Rings with Sriracha Dipping Sauce”

  1. Monet June 5, 2014 at 10:00 pm #

    Oh wow! These look and sound perfect! I love onion rings but I never make them at home. Will try soon!

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