Single Serving Oven-Fried Onion Rings

by Erin

Homemade oven-fried onion rings are the perfect addition to backyard grilled burgers. This recipe makes a single serving in case you are the only one craving them.

Single Serving Oven-Fried Onion Rings

I have been slacking on my Single Serving Sunday posts the past few weeks. Since I have been staying with my parents while job hunting, the need for single serving recipes has decreased and somehow I feel like I have less time to cook lately than I did in grad school. Not sure how that works but I guess it means I am keeping busy!

The last time I posted homemade onion rings was in 2010, when I had just started my blog, and decided it was time for a revisit. This single serving recipe is adapted from that first recipe using Panko instead of smashed potato chips and saltines. Slightly better for you and just as crunchy. I also employed the oven-frying method which I prefer and use for all of my oven-fried recipes now.

Two years ago: Orzo with Parmesan and Basil

Three years ago: Italian Herb & Cheese Fettucine


Serves 1


1/4 cup flour

1/2 egg, room temperature

1/4 cup buttermilk, room temperature

1 cup Panko bread crumbs

1/4 tsp salt

1/8 tsp ground black pepper

Pinch of cayenne

1/2 large yellow onion, cut into rings (1/2 inch thick)

Cooking spray


  1. Adjust oven rack to upper-middle position and heat oven to 450 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil, place a cooling rack on top and liberally coat with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Place flour in shallow bowl. Beat egg and buttermilk together in another bowl. Mix Panko, salt, pepper, and cayenne in a third bowl.
  3. Working one at a time, dredge each onion ring in flour, shaking off excess. Dip rings in buttermilk mixture, allowing excess to drip back into bowl, then drop into Panko coating, turning rings to coat evenly. Transfer coated rings to prepared cooking sheet.
  4. Lightly coat the onion rings with cooking spray. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown, flipping halfway through and coating the other side with cooking spray. Serve immediately.

Source: Adapted from Oven-Fried Onion Rings.

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Kayle (The Cooking Actress) July 8, 2014 - 8:43 pm

Yay yay yayyy! Love onion rings, esp. oven-fried! These look fantastic!

Leah | So, How's It Taste? July 6, 2014 - 9:40 pm

Ooo single serving onion rings?! This could be dangerous knowledge in my house!

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar July 6, 2014 - 9:41 am

This is such a great idea!! Definitely something I’d love to try when P- is out of town…or in town…or always, haha.

Baby June July 6, 2014 - 9:35 am

Those look delicious! love how much healthier they are than the fried versions too :)


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