N is for Navel Orange
P is for Potatoes

O is for Onion

This is a part of our month-long Eating the Alphabet ProjectClick here to learn more about the book and project, and to see a list of all the recipes and activities.


Oven Baked Onion Rings

adapted from The Food You Crave by Ellie Krieger.


  • 4 cups baked potato chips
  • 1 cup lowfat buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large Vidalia onion, peeled
  1. Place potato chips in a food processor and process into fine crumbs. Transfer to a large shallow bowl. 
  2. Heat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Coat a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. In another shallow bowl combine buttermilk, salt, and 2 tablespoons of the flour. 
  4. Place remaining 1/2 cup flour in a resealable plastic bag.
  5. Slice onions into 1/2-inch thick rounds. Separate each slice into rings, keeping the about 10 to 12 of the largest rings (save the rest of the onion for another use.)
  6. Add rings to the bag with flour and shake to coat. 
  7. Place one ring at a time in the buttermilk mixture, then coat in potato chip crumbs. Place on baking sheet. Repeat with all rings.
  8. Bake for 20 minutes, until golden and coating is crisp. Serve hot. 

    Oven Baked Onion RIngs


Onion Skin Craft

Skin from an onion as an art material? You bet! Learn all about how onions grow by visiting the link then create an onion patch of your own. With some paper, crayons, a little glue, and those skins from the onions your young reader will create a tasty piece of art.


  • Paper
  • Crayons
  • Glue
  • Papery skin from an onion

Check out these pictures of onions growing for your onion drawing's inspiration. 

Let the creativity run wild! Use crayons to draw the scene then tear the onion skin into small pieces and glue on the onion drawing.

Onion Drawing



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