Traditional onion rings are made with refined bleached flours and full of trans fats that are no good for your heart! This version is a much healthier but incredibly delicious indulgence for those fun occasions!
Here's what you're going to need:
1/2 cup flour. I used coconut flour but you could try whole wheat and panko crumbs mixed.
Seasonings: approximately 1 tsp. salt, 1/2 tsp. black pepper, 1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning, and 1/4 tsp. ground red pepper
1 large yellow onion
Optional: I added nutritional yeast for extra flavor, vitamins, minerals, and protein! Nutritional yeast looks like little yellow flakes full of health benefits. Nutritional yeast is typically found at a specialty health food store.
On a plate, mix the flour, seasonings, and nutritional yeast (if you decided to walk on the wild side and use it).
In a separate bowl, beat eggs using a whisk until completely mixed.
Peel and slice onion and separate rings. Heat a skillet over medium heat and add coconut oil. Oil should fill the skillet about 1/4" high.
Dip onion ring in egg, then toss in flour, and place in hot skillet. Wait about 1-2 minutes until golden brown before flipping.
I know, it looks like a lot of oil but it's better than deep frying and they are onion rings!
Once golden brown and crispy place on a plate and allow to cool before enjoying!