Gluten Free Onion Rings | Delicious!
I have some dear friends that have a few kids with food allergies. One night we made some baked onion rings with homemade bread crumbs (which were amazing) he was saying how he needed a gluten free kind for his kids. At the time I was still consuming gluten in my diet. I am a big sucker for onion rings, french fries and big round patties of meat, hamburgers. I can pass up on all the chocolate in the world, but salty treats…hard thing.
You may recall I have changed my eating habits. I have been sticking to a gluten free, dairy free diet for some time. Pretty much follow the Paleo diet, but hold the bacon. I am still trying to shed some pounds. Every now and again those irresistible cravings kick in and you want something. This happened last night. I wanted onion rings and I wanted them now!
So I pulled ingredients out of my pantry:
Coconut Flour – Have you seen how much fiber is in this??!
Salt & Pepper
Red Pepper Flakes
1 Onion, I used red because that is what I had
*You can really add any flavorings or spices you wish. I just did what sounded good at the time.
What I did:
Sliced my onion in 1/2″ slices and separated the rings. In a small round bowl mix about 1 cup coconut flour, Red Pepper Flakes, Chili Powder, Pinch of Salt & Pepper and mix, set aside. In a separate bowl beat two eggs. Take a heaping scoop of coconut oil (about 2-3 T) and melt over medium high heat. While coconut oil is melting start preparing your onion rings buy taking each ring and dipping in the egg, then coconut flour until they are well coated. Once that is complete your oil should be ready and start adding the onions. Cook until well browned and flip about 1-2 min each side. Set on plate and finish up.
This whole process maybe took me 30 min? It was super quick! Taste wise they were fabulous and I dipped them in ketchup and Chipotle Tabasco Sauce. Texture was good too, but you can tell a difference between the real thing, they were not as stiff and kinda bendy. Not sure if cooking temp is the reason or I need to add something. I have seen some recipes add starch, but didn’t want to do that. Over all this was a win, win for me and totally settled my salty craving.
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Joy if you are reading this, hope you enjoy the recipe for your cute kids!