Thursday, August 11, 2011

home style baked onion rings

home style baked onion rings

cravings for me come out of no where - like driving down the road heading back from joseph & the technicolor dream coat play that your friend was in , dreaming about ice cold beer & onion rings.

i couldn't stop thinking about onion rings - crispy, chewy, crunchy.
yep. that would describe the perfect ring.

we had one onion ready (shout out to matt, this is one of your baby onions; it survived!) in the garden
justin was dying to pull it - he pretty much asked me everyday if & when he could
my original grand plan was to use all the onions grown for salsa - problem was this onion was massive, and was ready to be plucked from the earth

thus the baked onion ring was born

 
home style baked onion rings

i am not a huge fan of frying
frying = messy stove + eminent danger of burning ones finger + fatty food

when you think about it, onion rings are pretty simple. you just need to figure out if you are a thick, medium or thin cut kinda girl (or boy!)

a few ingredients and you are on your way to a mighty tasty partner for a veggie burger

onion + flax eggs + seasoned flour + almond buttermilk + breadcrumbs = oniony bliss


home style baked onion ringshome style baked onion rings
 
slice your onions
then give them a bath in the almond buttermilk


home style baked onion rings

set up your coating station & prepare for messy, gunky fingers
note to self: not the best time to be taking photos


home style baked onion rings

line em' up on an olive oil drizzled pan - onions, they like to be orderly
spray them with olive oil or baking spray


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home style baked onion rings

home style baked onion rings

bake them in a 400* preheated oven for 12 minutes
(you may need to check at the 10 minute mark to see if the undersides are golden brown)
flip em'
bake the other side - 2nd verse same as the first





home style baked onion ringshome style baked onion rings
 
i prefer to serve my onion rings with my own special tasty sauce - for some reason
ketchup doesn't quite cut it
 
super simple, super easy. super tasty onion rings
 
that are actually good for you!
 
Home Style Baked Onion Rings
serves 2
 
you will need:
 
for the onion rings
  • 1/2 cup almond milk + 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup flour + S & P
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 2 flax eggs ( 1 "egg" = 1tbsp ground flax + 3tbsp warm water)
  • 1 medium to large onion
  • olive oil or baking spray
for the special sauce
  • 2tbsp veganaise
  • 2tsp ketchup
  • 6 dashes hot sauce
  • 1tsp garlic granules
assembly:

onion rings
  • combine almond milk & lemon juice in a medium bowl- allow to sit for 5 minutes or until the milk begins to curdle a bit
  • in another medium bowl combine flax & water to make your flax "eggs" (none vegans substitute 2 eggs)
  • set out 2 plates - using one of the plates make yourself a breadcrumb station. with the other plate, combine the flour, s & p
  • slice your onion to the desired thickness (if you like a thicker onion rings you may need 2 onions)
  • separate your slices into individual rings
  • add to the "buttermilk"
  • prepare your dipping stations: buttermilk, seasoned flour, flax eggs, breadcrumbs
  • working through each station: dip, dredge, dunk & coat- starting with milk & ending with breadcrumbs
  • on a olive oil drizzled baking sheet line your onion rings up
  • coat the top with olive oil or baking spray/spritz
  • bake in a 400* oven, turning over after 12 minutes (checking for golden goodness at 10), then baking for approximately another 10-12 minutes until both sides are golden
  • serve immediately
special sauce
  • combine all ingredients in a bowl
Enjoy!

Yum

6 comments:

  1. These look pretty awesome for baked onion rings and fried is not the healthiest way to go. I prefer onion rings over french fries. thanks for sharing.I have bookmarked this post-yum!

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  2. Thank you for the great comment!
    -SMBP

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  3. I tried this recipe tonight and it was delicious! Also incredibly easy to make. Thank you so much for posting this!

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    1. Aren't they super easy and addicting - I love making these with My onions from the Garden. I am so incredibly happy that you like the recipe!

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  4. Yummy onion rings. will definitely try very soon

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