Sometimes you want onion rings on a Wednesday. And on those days—busy weeknights or when you've just deep-cleaned your stovetop—the last thing you want to do is break out the Dutch oven and a quart of oil for one side dish. Fortunately, you can still satisfy that craving by oven frying.
You might be skeptical that you can get the same crunch from oven frying that you do from deep frying. But after testing everything from bread crumbs to Melba toast for our Oven-Fried Onion Rings recipe, we found a deliciously unexpected duo of ingredients that produced crispy, crunchy oven-fried onion rings with deep-fried flavor. Those ingredients? Potato chips and saltines, pulsed together in a food processor.