Weather: 19 degrees
What I’m listening to: the whir and slosh of the dishwasher
Happy Leap Day!
One morning recently I woke up to a happy suggestion on my Alaska from Scratch Facebook page from my best friend/adoptive sister in Massachusetts. “Chipotle Onion Rings,” she said. “Oh yes!” was my response. She knows just how to speak my language. What she didn’t know was that I’d had my sights sets on a baked onion ring concept for a while now and that I had a jar of chipotles in adobo sitting in my refrigerator waiting to be used. It was just meant to be.
The smoky kick from the chipotle is delightful with the sweetness of the onion, the tang of the buttermilk, and the saltiness of the Panko and breadcrumb coating. A little crunch, a little heat, a lotta yum. And they’re baked – so much healthier, so much easier. I recommend some Buttermilk Dressing on the side as a nice cooling accompaniment or perhaps a sweet barbecue sauce.