Thursday, September 13, 2007

Onion Rings

  • 80g sliced onion rings
  • 1 grissini
  • 1 T skim milk (as allowed daily)
  • 1/4 t cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 t salt
  • 1/4 t pepper

    1. Preheat oven to 450.
    2. In a small bowl, add milk, cayenne pepper, salt, pepper. Mix to make a batter.
    3. Grind grissini in food processor until it is a powder. (I use my coffee grinder.)
    4. Put grissini in a separate small bowl.
    5. Place rings in batter bowl and toss to coat fully. (It's best to use your hands here to ensure you coat each ring.)
    6. Let sit in batter 2-3 mins then toss again.
    7. Dip each ring into the grissini powder by hand. I find it works best to do these one at a time, rolling the ring in the grissini coating instead of tossing or shaking it on.
    8. Place on cookie sheet lined with non-stick aluminum foil.
    9. Cook 6-7 mins. Then flip, cooking an additional 6-7 mins.
    10. Serve immediately.

    NOTE: Don't expect these to look like a diner's fried onion rings when you pull them out of the oven. I have to admit I was disappointed the first time when I saw them come out thinking I failed somewhere along the line. But then I tasted them. YUM! To me, they tasted like good ol' onion rings but without all the grease. Serve them plain or with homemade mustard and you're good to go.

    Also, remember that this includes both your veggie and grissini portion for your meal.


    Bethany said...

    I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THEM. I am eating them as I write and I can’t say enough about them. YUMM Thanks for making and sharing this recipe.

    Anonymous said...

    Add seasonings to the grissini (salt, pepper, etc.) to taste for a more flavorful onion ring- by mixing seasonings to the milk some will remain in milk mixture after soaking.

    Anonymous said...

    They are pretty good! I had to use melba toast though.

    dining table said...

    Thanks for this one. I have never tried making onion rings at home.