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Make a Meal Exciting With Onion Rings--a Change of Pace Treat

May 23, 1985

If onion rings are at the top of your "foods that I love to eat" list but at the bottom of your "foods that are good for me" list, then broiled Crunchy Onion Rings are a menu must.

Quick and easy to make, these crisp onion rings are dipped in egg, rolled in bread crumbs, then placed under the broiler on a pan treated with either butter or a non-stick cooking spray. Broiling not only results in a more nutritious snack than those that are deep-fat fried, but it also eliminates the lengthy preparation and clean up required with frying.

Crunchy Onion Rings are an easy way to give a meal an exciting start. Serve them as a tempting tidbit before a family dinner or as a cocktail party hors d'oeuvre. However, they need not be limited to appetizer fare. As a fun change of pace from rice or potatoes, serve them as an accompaniment to steak, hamburgers and hot dogs or a variety of other entrees.

Hot Horseradish Dip, made with nonfat dry milk, is a zesty complement for these rings.


2 pounds onions

2 eggs, lightly beaten

1 1/2 cups seasoned bread crumbs

Cut onions into 1/2-inch thick slices. Separate into rings. Coat each ring with egg, then with bread crumbs. Place on buttered baking sheets. Broil 4 inches from heat, 5 to 6 minutes or until golden. Makes about 6 servings.


1/4 cup butter or margarine

1/4 cup flour

1 teaspoon sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

3/4 cup nonfat dry milk powder

2 cups water

1/4 cup chopped green onions

2 to 3 tablespoons prepared horseradish

2 teaspoons Dijon-style mustard

Melt butter in medium saucepan. Stir in flour, sugar, salt and pepper. Dissolve milk powder in water and gradually stir into flour mixture. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture just comes to boil and thickens. Remove from heat. Stir in green onion, horseradish and mustard. Serve warm. Makes 2 1/4 cups.

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