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Baked onion cheese rings

September 18, 2016

I saw something similar to these cheesy onion rings pop up on my Facebook one day, although they were deep fried in oil and probably 100 points 😉 I thought to myself, I am sure I can bake these and make them weight watcher friendly.. You only need a few things, and a steady hand.. Ha, you might be cursing me while making them, they can be a little tricky and messy but I promise the end result is a yummy little treat, whip some up for football Sunday! Points will depend on your cheese strings,  some people can find the ones that are 1 smart point, in which case these rings will be 1 smart point each, my cheese strings were 2 Sp each so my rings are 2 SP each!

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Baked onion cheese rings
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Serves: 8
 
1-2sp each
Ingredients
  • Onion, cut into rings (I used red onion)
  • Cheese strings (cut into 4 pieces each)
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup flour
  • ⅓ cup bread crumbs or panko crumbs.
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375F, line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Cut your onion up into rings, to make one ring you need two pieces of onion and one has to easily fit inside the other. Cut each cheese string into 4 long pieces.
  3. Place your smaller ring inside your large one and then use 2 pieces of your cheese string and wrap between the two rings.
  4. Whisk your egg in a small bowl, and place your flour and bread crumbs onto separate plates.
  5. Very carefully dip your onion ring into your flour, then your egg and them roll in your crumbs. This can be a little tricky and you might have the odd ring fall apart, just do your best to put back together again..
  6. Place on baking sheet and bake in oven for 12 minutes, turn oven and bake another 8 minutes.
  7. The egg, flour and crumbs should be enough to cover 6-8 rings depending on size.
  8. I am not including nutritional info as it really depends what cheese strings you use, and the flour won't all be used nor will the egg.. If your cheese strings are 2 SP each then each onion ring will be 2 SP if your cheese strings are 1 SP each then your rings will be 1 SP each, best served warm.

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