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HG’s Lord of the Onion Rings
HG’s Lord of the Onion Rings

Ring Leader!

These delicious, baked, oniony treats are a dead ringer (c'mon, what did you expect?) for the fast food version.  Ok, we lied -- they're much better!  Instead of sucking down a greasy, oily, caloriefest of a side dish, chew a few of these crispy & crunchy circles of love (er, onions), courtesy of HG.  They couldn't be easier to prepare...or more delicious!

 

Ingredients:

1 large onion 

1/4 cup original Egg Beaters**

1/2 cup crushed Fiber One

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cut edges off onion, and remove outer layer. Cut onion into 1/2 inch wide slices, and separate into rings.  Next, fill a small bowl (just large enough for onion rings to fit in) with Egg Beaters. Using a blender or food processor, grind Fiber One cereal to a breadcrumb-like consistency. Pour crumbs onto a small dish.  One by one, coat each ring in egg and then crumbs (give each ring a shake after the egg bath).  Place on an oven-safe baking dish sprayed with nonstick spray.  Cook for 20-25 minutes, flipping rings over about halfway through. 


Serving Size: 15 rings; one recipe

Calories: 153

Fat: 1g

Sodium: 225mg

Carbs: 41g

Fiber: 16g
Sugars: 7g

Protein: 9g

 

PointsPlus® value 4*



White Castle Onion Rings
White Castle Onion Rings

Doesn’t Ring True…

Onion rings have been around ever since a restaurant chain called Pig Stand (um, yes, that was the name) created the first batch back in the 1920s.  Not surprisingly, these crispy little critters were loaded with fat and calories.  Some things never change.  White Castle’s version packs in a pants-popping 750 calories and nearly 40 grams of fat per serving!  Eeeek!  Why?  A defenseless little onion is hacked into rings, drowned in egg yolk, smothered in flour, and finally meets its death when it's submerged in a vat of sizzling oil!  We wouldn't wish this on our  worst enemies, let alone our sweet friend the onion!  Still, it can be hard to kick a craving for this hot n’ crunchy onion treat.  Skip the drive-thru and whip up HG’s guilt-free take on this classic snack.


Serving Size: 13 rings; one serving

Calories: 750

Fat: 39g

Sodium: 860 mg

Carbs: 91g

Fiber: 2g
Sugars: 13g

Protein: 8g

 

PointsPlus® value 20*

 

Please note: Nutritional info may vary depending on region.



  **Although you’ll only actually use a quarter cup, it may be easier to dunk the rings if you dole out a bit more Egg Beaters while preparing.
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  *The PointsPlus® values for these products and/or recipes were calculated by Hungry Girl and are not an endorsement or approval of the product, recipe or its manufacturer or developer by Weight Watchers International, Inc., the owner of the PointsPlus® registered trademark.