Chef Jo Lusted uses potato chips in her latest Halfmade Homemade to create the perfect crispy crust on a batch of onion rings. Treat yourself by grabbing a bag of your favourite kettle chips and making them yourself!
4 cups kettle cooked potato chips, your favourite flavour
2 cups cracker chips, your favourite flavour
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup buttermilk
3 large eggs, whisked
2 tsp Cajun seasoning
1 large Spanish onion, peeled and sliced into 1/2-inch thick rounds
Preheat oven to 450F. Arrange oven racks in top and bottom 1/3 of oven.
In a food processor, pulse potato chips and cracker chips until finely ground. Divide evenly into 2 shallow bowls; set one bowl aside. (Tip: Dividing the mixture in half helps keep the breading dry, use one bowl until coating becomes too wet to stick then switch.)
Whisk together 1/4 cup flour, buttermilk, egg and Cajun seasoning. Transfer to a shallow bowl. Transfer remaining flour into a shallow bowl. Set aside.
Dredge each onion ring in flour, then liquid, then chip crumb mixture, pressing chip mixture gently to adhere.
Arrange rings in a single layer on 2 parchment-lined baking sheets. Mist with cooking spray and bake for about 16 minutes, switching trays from top to bottom halfway through cooking time, until golden brown and crisp.
Serve with your favourite dip.