Search This Blog

Monday, March 21, 2016

Baked Onion Rings for One

It was the middle of the night and I wanted a snack. The fridge was nearly bare, but I had some staples (avocados are staples in my house—aren’t they in yours?) so I managed to make this yummy treat. I’ll be doing it again soon!
2-3 slices of sweet onion, each about ¾-inch thick
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup water or veggie broth
2 teaspoons cornstarch or arrowroot
2 ½ TBLSP cornmeal
1/3 cup breadcrumbs
4 teaspoons nutritional yeast
Big pinch of salt
Big sprinkle of garlic powder
Small pinch of dried basil
Small pinch of dried oregano

Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or spray with cooking oil.
  1. Separate the slices of onion into rings.
  2. In a shallow dish, whisk together the flour, water, and cornstarch. This is the batter.
  3. In another shallow dish, whisk together the cornmeal, breadcrumbs, nutritional yeast, salt, garlic powder, basil, and oregano. This is the coating.
  4. Using a fork, dip the onion rings in the batter one-by-one. Make sure that each is coated well before transferring it into the coating bowl. Use a clean and dry hand to scoop the coating thoroughly all over the rings and place the coated rings on the baking sheet in a single layer. Keep one hand clean for this bowl, and it will go a little easier. Especially if the phone rings.
  5. Bake for 18 minutes, flipping them over at about 10 minutes. If they’re not brown enough for you, broil them for a moment or two.
  6. Serve immediately with your favorite dip, such as mustard, salad dressing (like ranch), guacamole, or ketchup.

Vegan Ranch Dressing for One

2 TBLSP vegan mayonnaise
1 teaspoon vegan sour cream
Splash of tamari or soy sauce
Splash of apple cider vinegar
1 shake of onion powder
1 pinch of dried parsley
1 pinch of dried dill weed
1 pinch of dried oregano
1 pinch of dried tarragon
Salt and black pepper to taste
  1.  Combine all ingredients in a small bowl with a whisk.
  2.  Let it rest in the fridge for 20 minutes, if you can stand to wait for it.

1 comment: