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Cornmeal adds crispiness, and a touch of brown ale in the batter adds a subtle malty flavor in this healthy onion rings recipe. While the onion rings bake, roasted red peppers from a jar and a clove of garlic turn plain mayo into a easy dipping sauce.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2015


Recipe Summary

45 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Brush a large rimmed baking sheet with the oil.

  • Whisk flour, cornstarch, garlic powder, cayenne and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a medium bowl. Whisk in ale until combined. Place cornmeal in a shallow bowl. Separate onion slices into rings and dip in the

  • batter, letting excess drip off, then dredge in cornmeal. Place on the prepared baking sheet. Coat the onion rings with cooking spray.

  • Bake until browned on the bottom, about 12 minutes. Turn, coat the other side with cooking spray, and bake until browned and crispy, 10 to 12 minutes more.

  • To prepare aioli: Mash garlic and 1/8 teaspoon salt into a paste on a cutting board. Transfer the paste to a bowl and stir in mayonnaise and red peppers. Serve with the onion rings.

Nutrition Facts

6-7 onion rings & 1 1/2 Tbsp. aioli
235 calories; protein 3.3g; carbohydrates 32.1g; dietary fiber 2.3g; sugars 2.6g; fat 9.8g; saturated fat 1.1g; cholesterol 5mg; vitamin a iu 330.8IU; vitamin c 3.8mg; folate 28.3mcg; calcium 20mg; iron 1.2mg; magnesium 32.6mg; potassium 134.8mg; sodium 417.4mg; thiamin 0.1mg; added sugar 1g.

1 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 1/2 fat