Have I ever told you about my love for onion rings before? Especially for crispy Cajun onion rings. I’ve often wondered why onion rings cost more than French fries, but after making these at home, I can now appreciate the work that goes into making the perfect batch! Fried or not, there are a few things you must know ahead of time before making onion rings. Soaking the onions, applying the perfect amount of breading, some spice, and making sure they’re just crisp enough without getting soggy. Luckily, I cracked the crispy onion ring code in my kitchen yesterday and am happy to share today. Onion rings are so easy to make a little lighter. And in true form, I’m not sacrificing any of the irresistible taste or crunchy texture in this lightened-up snack! So if you are looking for a slightly different onion rings recipe, crispy Cajun onion rings is the perfect solution!
Heat oven to 200°C/180°C fan/gas 6. Put the flour in a large sealable plastic bag. Season, then tip in the onion and shake well. Whisk the egg whites until foamy, add the onions and stir to coat.
Lightly oil a baking sheet. Add the seasoning and breadcrumbs to the bag; then, working in batches, add the eggy onion rings and coat in the crumbs. Arrange onion rings, in a single layer, on the baking sheet and cook for 25-30 mins, turning halfway through, until the onion is tender and the crumbs are golden. Serve crispy Cajun onion rings very hot!