I love sauce. Given the chance I will put sauce on anything and everything. And lots of it. This recipe caught my eye because 1) it uses HP sauce as its flavour base, and 2) because I love onion rings. ONION RINGS!!! Oh and 3) these are baked not fried so they’re relatively healthy. If this isn’t the perfect snack recipe then I don’t know what is.
I think HP Sauce originates from the UK but I’m pretty sure it can be found quite easily in Coles or Woolies in Australia. For those who aren’t familiar with this sauce, it’s usually used as an accompaniment for steaks and is made of malt vinegar, tomato, dates, tamarind extract, and spices. I’ve included a substitute in the recipe if you don’t have HP sauce readily available.
Baked HP Sauce Onion Rings
2 medium brown onions, sliced into rings
3 tbs flour (doesn’t really matter what kind)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup HP Sauce (or ketchup mixed with Worcestershire sauce and BBQ sauce)
1 large egg
dash of hot sauce (Tabasco is perfect for this)
1 cup (enough to coat rings) crushed cereal or bread crumbs
Place a rack in the centre and upper third of the oven and preheat oven to 200C. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour and salt and set aside.
In a separate bowl, whisk together egg, HP sauce, and hot sauce.
In a separate bowl, place bread crumbs/crushed cereal.
Slice onion into rings, and separate into individual rings.
Dip onion rings into the flour mixture, then the egg mixture, then coat in bread crumbs/cereal.
Place in a single layer across the prepared baking sheets. Spray them with cooking spray (this will make them taste fried) and bake for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven, carefully flip the onion rings, and bake for another 10 to 12 minutes, until rings are browned and crisp.
Remove onion rings from the oven and serve immediately. Dip them in the sauce of your choice.