Monday, November 1, 2010

Onion Strings

Free of:  Gluten, Dairy, Soy, Corn, Eggs

I love, love, love onion rings! My absolute favorite is Popeye's, but who can eat that if you are living allergy free!

My sister (who is a Pioneer woman fan) is always trying out the Pioneer's Woman's recipes from her latest cookbook, and turned me onto this onion strings recipe.   Because it is such a simple recipe with few ingredients, it is easily adapted to be gluten/dairy free.  I love this recipe! And it faintly reminds me of Popeye's onion rings.  Thanks Pioneer Woman!

Note: If you would like to see the recipe step by step, check out The Pioneer Woman's site.  Here is the link with her gorgeous pictures


  • 1 whole Large Onion
  • 2 cups rice milk mixed with 2 tablespoons vinegar (dairy free buttermilk)
  • 2 cups  Cybele Pascal's Basic Gluten Free Flour Mix (just scroll down to the bottom after clicking the link)
  • 1 Tablespoon (scant) Salt
  • ¼ teaspoons (to 1/2 Teaspoon) Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 quart (to 2 Quarts) Your Favorite Frying Oil ( Safflower, Vegetable etc.)
  • Black Pepper To Taste

Preparation Instructions

Slice onion very thin. Place in a baking dish and cover with buttermilk and soak for at least an hour.
Combine dry ingredients and set aside.
Heat oil to 375 degrees.
Grab a handful of onions, throw into the flour mixture, tap to shake off excess, and PLUNGE into hot oil. Fry for a few minutes and remove as soon as golden brown.
Repeat until onions are gone.

Here is Ree's website if you would like to visit for more cooking recipes
And if you have a family member that isn't allergy laden like ours, my sister will attest that it is a very good cookbook.


  1. just an fyi, I've read some less than stellar stuff about canola oil, including the fact that it's been banned in England as a feed additive. It comes from rapeseed in canada and the name was taken from 'canada oil'. The us makes a killing on importing it and that's why it's hyped up in the news. Love your recipes :)

  2. I have heard the same as well. I have had a discussion about Canola oil with my Homeopathic Doctor and she recommended that I should only use canola oil if it is organic. I recommend you use whatever oil you are comfortable with. We use a variety of oils in our house,like safflower oil that you can use at high temperatures, for frying such as this. Thanks for your comment, and I have amended my recipe to reflect, that you should use what is best for you and your family. Thanks again!