Super Crunchy, Gluten Free Onion Rings

Super Crunchy, Gluten Free Onion Rings

Thursdays...they're almost Friday...almost the weekend. Thursday for me is a day when I crave something a little naughty on the side of something a love affair...but with food. You may have seen my previous recipe for Cajun Spiced Onion Rings on this blog alongside my Jack Daniels BBQ Seitan Baguette recipe. 

I have upgraded the recipe to add a much more satisfying crunch and boy do they deliver!

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I served these onion rings alongside a yummy eetroot burger and homemade, oil free potato slices. It was a very satisfying combo, but the onion rings were definitely the star of the show! 

I hope you enjoy this recipe! 

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The Recipe

Total Time - 15 minutes // Difficulty Level (1-5): 3 //Serves: optional - adapt as necessary

5 Onion slices per person (rings)

- Gluten free/all purpose white flour
- Filtered water
- Gluten free breadcrumbs
- Ground Black Pepper

- Put the flower into a bowl and slowly add water until the mixture is smooth, thick and gloopy, stirring continuously and briskly will ensure you will not have any lumps to worry about.
- The batter should be smooth but not loose if it is too loose it will cause a mess later and will not bond to the onion rings sprinkle more flower and whisk until the lumps have disappeared
- In another bowl, pour in your breadcrumbs ready for the battered onion rings
- Heat a frying pan on a low heat and add in 1 teaspoon of coconut oil
- Coat the onion rings one at a time in the batter first making sure they are completely coated

- Now carefully place the battered rings into the breadcrumbs. If any batter drops off, remove this from the breadcrumbs. Make sure the onion rings are well coated but be gentle as the mixture can easily fall off

- When the oil is hot, add the onion slices in and let them sit, check after 30 seconds to see if they are golden brown
- Flip the onions onto the other side when they have turned a golden brown colour, or keep cooking slightly longer to make them more crunchy, just keep an eye on them so that they do not burn.

                                                                         Frying the onion rings

- When they begin to crisp and brown on the edges, take a spatular and carefully loosen up the bottom and flip again if necessary, otherwise, transfer them onto a plate lined with kitchen paper to drain
- Finish off with a good helping of black pepper to taste

The finished, seasoned onion rings draining

Serving Suggestions

- You can season these onion rings with anything, try some cumin or cayenne pepper for a kick, a squeeze of lemon juice or serve them plain 
- You can make a really great dip for these onion rings using coconut yoghurt, celery and mint 

Serving Suggestion: alongside a vegan beetroot burger and homemade fries

Do let me know what you think, and don't forget to upload your version to Intstagram and tag me @life_by_ms_lewis or Twitter: @lifebymslewis

If you would like to discuss a personalised menu for your party or event, why not drop me an email? to find out more!

Have a great week!