Homemade Crispy Crunchy Onions Rings, so easy and the Best Onion Rings you will ever taste. Perfectly Crunchy and Delicious.
Ever since I tried these fries, a couple of years ago in Toronto at a Vegan Restaurant called Fresh. I have been obsessed. Every time I visit that is the first restaurant I go to with my daughters.
I love their Black Bean wraps, and yes they got me hooked on black beans.
As we were waiting for our table, I spotted so many people ordering plates with these huge Breaded Onion Rings on them. I knew I had to order them too. So glad I did.
Crunchy Onion Rings
And isn’t it always the way, you ask your kids “do you want them too”? “No thanks, I don’t like those” and then they eat most of them. Yup that happened.
So naturally I googled Fresh and their Crunchy Onion Rings, but since I am not Vegan I really didn’t want to go searching all over for certain ingredients. But I knew the Puffed Quinoa was a major ingredient.
And to tell the truth I never thought I would find Puffed Quinoa in Italy, but surprise surprise I did and I put it in the cupboard and there it remained …
Until one day I made some Baked Onions and my husband got to talking about Onion Rings, and how he has only eaten them once and he would love to try them again.
That’s when my daughter said “remember those Crunchy Onion Rings, Ma”? How could I forget?
Off I went to check the expiry date on the Puffed Quinoa, and the next day these Homemade Crispy Crunchy Onion Rings (non vegan) were on the menu. And they were amazing.
The Italian was impressed which means they were gone in minutes. Enjoy!
- 1 1/2 cups puffed quinoa
- 1 1/2 cups bread crumbs
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1 egg
- 20 large onion rings (medium sliced, approximately 1/3 inch)
- 1 cup flour
- 2-3 cups vegetable oil
On a dinner plate mix together quinoa, bread crumbs and salt. Set aside.
In a medium bowl whisk together flour, salt, baking powder and garlic powder. Add egg and milk and combine until smooth.
In a plastic bag add 1 cup of flour, add 2 onion rings at a time and shake to coat. Set aside.
Then dip rings into batter, then coat well in crumb mixture, place on parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Continue until all are finished. Then cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Remove Onion Rings from the fridge, in a large pot or deep frier heat oil until 350°F, fry rings a couple at a time in hot oil until golden brown on both sides, remove with a slotted spoon to a paper towel lined plate. Sprinkle with a little salt if desired. Serve immediately. Enjoy!