The title of this recipe in itself is enough to make your mouth water… But the best part about these? They’re baked, not fried. So I guess you could say that they’re almost healthy… Right? Regardless, these delicious guacamole-stuffed onion rings are the perfect appetizer for parties. Do allow yourself quite a bit of time to make them though, they can take some time and effort to make, but trust me when I say the results are so worth it.
Guacamole Stuffed Onion Rings | Level: Intermediate | Serves: 6
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
3 Ripe Avocados
1 Clove Minced Garlic
1/2 Tsp Salt
Pinch of Fresh Ground Pepper
Tip: This is my personal guacamole recipe. If you prefer a more traditional guacamole, add in one diced tomato and 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro.
2 Tbps Milk
2 Cups Flour
2 Cups Panko Breadcrumbs
WHAT TO DO
In a medium bowl, mash your 3 avocados. Add in freshly squeezed lime juice, minced garlic, salt and pepper (add tomato and cilantro if preferred). Mash together until smooth and creamy. Remove peels from onions and cut into thick slices, then separate the rings of the onions. Lay them out on a baking sheet covered with aluminum foil and fill each with a spoonful of guacamole. Smooth the tops so that the guacamole does not surpass the ring of the onion. Freeze for about an hour. In the meantime, preheat your oven to 400ºF. Prepare your breading station by putting the 3 beaten eggs and milk in a shallow bowl, the flour on one plate and the panko breadcrumbs on another. Once the guacamole is completely frozen, begin the breading process. Roll onion ring in flour, covering entirely, then dip it in the egg mixture, and lastly in the breadcrumbs. Dip the ring in the egg mixture and breadcrumbs once more. Repeat with each onion ring. Once all of your onion rings are breaded and laid back on your baking tray covered with aluminum foil, spray with cooking spray and bake for 15-20 minutes. Serve with salsa and sour cream. Enjoy!
Tip: If you prefer to fry your onion rings (why not go all in right?), then heat olive oil in a large nonstick frying pan to about 350ºF and fry the rings in batches, flipping sides when browned. Once fried, blot excess oil off of the onion rings with paper towel.
Recipe adapted from Tasty.