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 http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2008/03/onion-strings-oh-yeah-baby/.



Ingredients

  • 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 http://thepioneerwoman.com/.
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.

2 comments:

  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 :)

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  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!

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