I love onion rings because they’re amazing. What I don’t love is that stuffed up gluteny feel after pigging out on gluteny things. So I found an awesome way to make onion rings myself and now the bad thing is I want to batter everything in this and fry it. Total new problem. Siiiiiiiiiigh. But yes, this is sooooo good.
Homemade Gluten Free Onion Rings
2 yellow onions, preferably sweet onions like Vidalia or Walla Wallas, but regular works
1 cup gluten-free all purpose flour, like Bob’s Red Mill All Purpose Gluten-Free Baking Flour)
1 cup cornstarch
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp paprika
1 cup club soda
oil for frying
Get your oil ready in your fryer, or in my case a large pot. Put your dry ingredients in a large bowl and whisk to combine. Add club soda and stir until blended. The batter should be thick and pourable. I had to add a couple more tablespoons of club soda to get it to that place so do be afraid to add liquid to adjust the thickness. Just don’t make it too runny or you’ll have to compensate with more flour.
Peel your onions and cut into rings. Separate the sections into individual rings. If you haven’t put heat under your oil yet, go ahead and get that oil heated until about 350 degrees F. Coat a small batch of onion into the batter and coat thoroughly. Carefully lower the onions into the hot oil and fry in small batches until golden brown, approximately 3-4 minutes. Remove from the oil to a paper towel lined plate. Repeat the process until the batch is complete.
Two onions should get you 4-6 good sized servings of onion rings. Or one giant pig out session. Whatever. I’m not judging.
I’m going to try this batter out on other things, like zucchini and fish. If you try it out before me, let me know what you think in the comments! I might have already tried this with whole garlic cloves and it might have been AMAZING.