Monday, April 18, 2011

OMG Oven-Baked Onion Rings

OMG Oven-Baked Onion Rings, page 59


By Sunday, the whole family was back together again - I had returned from my trip to Bastrop, SweetPea was back home after celebrating her friend's birthday with an all-day outing to the mall, and El Hombre and SweetPotato were wiped out after many rounds of miniature golf and bumper cars at a local amusement park.

It was time to wrap up a busy weekend by firing up the grill to cook up some Gardenburger Veggie Medley Patties, serving them with some crispy, oven baked onion rings.

I'm going to say right up front that these onion rings were a p-i-t-a to make; it's messy work to dip each ring into the batter and then dredge in the crumbs, and I'm not entirely sure it was worth it. Don't get me wrong: these were good onion rings. Despite being oversalty (totally my fault), they were tasty, and they had the crispy texture you want in an onion ring. They are definitely waaaaaay better than Hungry Girl's Fiber One onion rings. But truthfully, I got more gastronomic pleasure from my veggie burger on a whole-wheat bun, topped with lettuce, tomato, avocado, and Dijon mustard, mmmm....

But don't let me discourage you. They were good. I might make them again. But I might not.

As an aside, look who showed up to the photo shoot - isn't he cute???

The green anole lizard cautiously contemplates the onion rings...

5 comments:

lazysmurf said...

That lizard is adorable! I haven't made the onion rings yet because I am not usually a fan but I think I might like these because they are baked.

Basht said...

I have always hated onion rings, but I put my faith in Isa and tried them not long after getting the book. They are so good! very surprising.

VeganChrissy said...

I've made them as well and wouldn't go thru the hassle of making them again. It's very messy, and I found the batter was really thick. Maybe thinner batter would help, but then I'd be afraid it would all fall off. I also think I'd use smaller rings instead of the hugest ones she recommends.

Jules said...

I think I'd make them again for someone else who reall loves onion rings, but probably not for just myself. I guess I'm just not a die-hard fan of onion rings. I mean, I enjoy them, but I've never been ga-ga over them.

Stephanie said...

I wasn't blown away by them the first time I made them. The second time, I substituted chickpea flour and some cayenne pepper and they were fantastic!