Food & Recipe of the Month: Oil-Free Onion Rings
Care of Andrea Howe, of glowingongreens.com
Onions may not be something to cry over after all! A member of the allium family, these vegetables have been consumed for centuries due to their rich flavours and medicinal properties.
Onions can be incorporated into almost every savoury dish for a boost of flavour, colour, and health benefits. They have been linked to cancer prevention, especially stomach and colorectal due to being rich in organosulfur compounds. Additionally, they contain vitamin C which is an antioxidant that prevents free radical damage. Studies show that men with the highest intake of allium vegetables had a lower risk of prostate cancer, potentially due to its high antioxidant and fibre levels.
Along with these amazing benefits, onions contain folate which may help reduce depression. It aids in blood and nutrients to flow to the brain and release of serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine. So, onions will not only taste delicious, but they’ll make you feel amazing!
Oil-Free Onion Rings
– 2 large yellow onions
– ½ cup flour
– 2/3 cup non-dairy milk
– ½ tsp paprika
– ½ tsp garlic powder
– ½ tsp salt
– 1 cup bread crumbs
– salt and pepper to taste
1. Preheat oven to 450F and line baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. Peel onions and slice into ½” rounds. Slightly break apart the onion rings leavings no more than 2 layers attached.
3. To a small bowl, add flour and set aside. To a medium bowl, add non-dairy milk, paprika, garlic powder, and salt, and combine. To a medium bowl, add bread crumbs, and salt and pepper.
4. Dip onion ring into flour, non-dairy milk mixture, then bread crumbs. Ensure they are evenly coated. Place onto baking sheet and continue until all onions are used.
5. Place in oven and bake for 30-35 minutes, flipping halfway.