Oven-Fried Tex-Mex Onion Rings


  • 1/2 cup plain dry bread crumbs
  • 1/3 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 1/2 teaspoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 2 medium onions (about 10 ounces), sliced 3/8 inch thick
  • 2 egg whites


  1. Heat oven to 450 degrees F. Spray large nonstick baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.
  2. Combine bread crumbs, cornmeal, chili powder, ground red pepper and salt in medium shallow dish; mix well. Stir in butter and water.
  3. Separate onion slices into rings. Place egg whites in large bowl; beat lightly.
  4. Add onions; toss lightly to coat evenly.
  5. Transfer to bread crumb mixture; toss to coat evenly.
  6. Place in single layer on prepared baking sheet.
  7. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until onions are tender and coating is crisp.

Yield: 6 servings

Dietary exchanges: 1 Starch; 1 Fat

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