I was at my mother’s house and was craving onion rings cause I’m a bit Jicama Fried Out! I tend to get bored of having the same food more than 3 times. LoL
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So I looked inside her pantry and there were NO panko crumbs or bread crumbs. Ahh! But guess what was in there?!? A bag of Chicharons and Shrimp chips. I bet, almost all Filipino household will have Chicharons or Shrimp chips for their sodium snack craving…Right?! And then it happened… Just bake these instead of deep frying them. Less oil to waste!
I’m sure some food blogger might have thought of this idea already and much props to you! But here is my version:
Crispy Chicharon Onion Rings
1 Small yellow onion
1/2-1 bag of Chicharon
1/2-1 bag Shrimp Chips (optional)
1/2 Cup Flour
1 Tspn Cayenne Pepper
Cooking Spray (EVOO)
Preheat oven at 400 degrees
Open the bag of chicharons so the air can let out then start punching the bag but clinch the open part so crumbs wont fly off! Transfer to a bowl and set aside. (Optional: smash the shrimp chips for additional flavoring)
Crack and scramble your eggs in another bowl
Slice your onions about 3/4- 1″ thick and separate the rings
In another bowl dump your flour and cayenne pepper. Coat your rings evenly, then in another bowl dip your rings in the egg mixture. Then in another bowl coat with the crushed chicharons. Keep repeating until all your rings have been coated
Line baking sheet parchment paper. Place your onion rings on them spread apart without overlapping. Then spray your onion rings with cooking spray on one side and flip them over and spray again so they can turn out crunchyLicious
Bake for 10 mins then flip them over and bake for another 10 mins.
Once you take them out. Just eat them and enjoy TooTz!