You know how onion rings are like French fries’ tastier big brother?
Well, these onion rings are like regular onion rings’ even bigger, way tastier, badass brother. The one who comes home after a semester in college and teaches you how to play flip cup.
That’s because these onion rings are made with bacon and sriracha.
Here’s what you do: Get yourself a few Vidalia onions. Vidalias are better than normal yellow onions because they’re sweeter. Peel and slice the onions into half-inch rings. Pop out the middle so you’re left with rings having two or three layers of onion (we want thick rings for this recipe). Brush the rings with sriracha.
Now get out your bacon and brown sugar. Pour a little brown sugar on a plate or bowl and pat the bacon into it gently, lightly coating each side. Then, wrap the bacon around the onion rings, securing it with toothpicks or a skewer. For a sweeter variation, you may wish to try this honey-soy glaze from Kirbie’s Cravings.
Put the bacon-wrapped onion rings on a baking rack, over a drip tray, and cook them for 30 minutes at 400 degrees. If you prefer, you may choose to grill them. Either way, flip and put them back in for another 20-30 minutes, or until crispy.
The only step left is serve these puppies as an appetizer and blow all your friends’ minds. You may wish to serve them with a spicy mayo dip or aioli.
Sriracha bacon onion rings are the rings to rule them all. The original recipe video can be found here.