5 Jun 2012
When did June happen? Our San Francisco summer usually involves fog and the oft-quoted statement from Mark Twain about “the coldest winter.” Onion rings with their crunchy exterior and that melt-in-your-mouth interior conjure up a hearty side for outdoor cookouts.
Since we are experiencing an actual summer resplendent with warm days that melt into warm-for-us evenings, this recipe fits that summertime urge without all the grease typically associated with the diner variety. If you get your hands on Vidalia onions, you’ll find the flavor sweet and slightly marked with the savory hints of sage. Yellow onions are fine too.
Next week, you’ll see a guest post from our friends at Whole Foods, Northern California, inviting you to participate in their 28 Day Challenge. We agree with their emphasis of becoming more plant-strong over 28 days and have contributed this recipe to entice your taste buds as a healthier alternative while adopting a more plant-strong approach to eating. Bon appetit!
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Crispy Baked Onion Rings
If you slice your onion rings thinner, you will end up with something more akin to wispy onion onion curls and if you go for a thicker cut, you’ll find the onion rings will almost melt in your mouth. Your choice – either way equally healthy and good.
YIELD: 2-3 servings
½ teaspoon dried sage
dash salt and pepper
1 cup unsweetened plain almond milk
1 medium yellow onion
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Slice off the ends of the onion and discard. Slice the onion into rings.
In a small bowl, pour your almond milk.
Meanwhile pour your cereal, sage, salt and pepper into the body of a food processor and pulse until finely ground. Pour your cereal breading onto a large plate.
Take each onion ring and dunk it in the bowl of almond milk so all surfaces get touched. Then dredge it through the cereal breading so the majority of the ring is coated. Place on a large rimmed cookie sheet and continue the onion ring dunk and dredge process until all onion rings are coated with cereal breading.
Cook for 30 minutes.
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