Monday, August 20, 2012

baked onion rings...crispy, tasty, and super low carb!



y'all, this recipe is delicious! i can't tell you how much i love onion rings. i'd choose onion rings over french fries any day. but, when i embarked on a paleo/low carb lifestyle, onion rings (along with everything else dredged in flour) were on the list of foods to avoid...until now! as soon as i saw this recipe from Delighted Momma, i was thrilled and tried it straight away. go check out her blog, for real! all of her recipes give me a "why didn't i think of that" moment. and her skin and beauty tips are sure to make you glow!

instead of traditional flour, this recipe calls for almond meal (also called almond flour). almond meal is what makes these low carb. it takes onion rings from a once in a while splurge to a once a week treat. unless you're like me, and you want them 2 or 3 times a week! i use almond meal as a flour substitute in dozens of recipes...even in cookies and cupcakes.

if you like a little kick, add 1/4 tsp of cayenne to the dry mix. as far as the herbs go, you could try rosemary, sage, or skip the herbs all together.

i'm telling you, these are worth trying!

ingredients:

2 large onions (sweet or yellow taste best)
2 tbs of finely chopped thyme
1 1/2 cup of almond meal
1/2 tsp of salt
1/2 tsp of pepper
1/2 tsp of garlic powder
1/2 paprika
2 eggs

preheat oven to 400 degrees.

wash, peel outer layer, and slice your onion into rings. mix all of the dry ingredients together in a bowl. in a separate bowl, whisk the two eggs together. first dip an onion ring into the egg wash, then dip into the almond meal mixture.

place on a lined baking sheet or onto a wire rack sitting inside of a baking sheet (helps each side to crips up).

bake for 20-25 minutes or once golden brown. if the onion rings are on a lined baking sheet, turn them over at the halfway mark.



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7 comments:

  1. these look sooo good! When I saw the picture they looked so crispy I thought they were fried. I use almond meal to make chicken nuggets. For fun I sometimes take the KFC spice mix (just google for the recipe) and mix it with almond flour. Instant KFC chicken.

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  2. they're ARE sooo good! you've got to try them. i'm going to try it with okra next...i love fried okra! oh, and i'm going to check out the KFC mix!

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  3. How many carbs are in these?

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  4. These were amazing. We made them yesterday, they fell apart a bit but tasted so good and finally curbed my onion ring cravings.

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  5. Melissa,
    My wife is unable to have Almond powder, as she is allergic to nuts. Do you know of an alternative to Almond powder? We'd like to try this recipe. Thank you.

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    1. I heard that those allergic to nuts are fine with coconut. If that's your case, try coconut flour.

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  6. Ok....my wife and I are definitely going to try some of these baked fries. :-)

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