Who doesn't love those (naughty) fried, crunchy, satisfying circles of deliciousness?
If you raised your hand, I must assume it's an "onion thing" for you then. Because fried "anything" is usually pretty darn tasty!
The problem is ... the amount of fat and calories that ride that wave of deliciousness across our taste buds and into our bodies does not love us (or our thighs).
I searched and searched for a baked onion ring recipe and came across a few that appealed to me. I first assumed and predicted going into this quest that a baked onion ring would never compare to a fried onion ring. I will repeat a sentence from three lines up ... fried "anything" is usually pretty darn tasty!
So, I decided to go about this with the mindset of not comparing baked onion rings to the fried version, but rather to allow myself to enjoy the experience of knowing I was creating something healthy and hopefully, tasty ... and, with the notion that they couldn't and wouldn't compare! Why? Because they are two totally different things. It's like that whole apples and oranges thing. They may both be fruit, but they are definitely not the same thing.