Do you remember wanting to be an onion ring tester as a kid? Well, now is your chance to live that dream – with a gluten-free twist! These gluten-free onion rings are easy to make, and they fry up just as crispy and delicious as traditional onion rings. The best part? You can even freeze them for later!
- 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
- 1 1/2 cups King Arthur gluten-free measure for measure flour
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1 medium-sized sweet onion
- 4-5 cups oil for frying (peanut oil is recommended)
- In a small mixing bowl, pour in the buttermilk. In a separate bowl, mix together the gluten-free flour, paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
- Slice the onion into 1/2-inch thick slices and place in the flour mixture, tossing until coated.
- Dip the floured onion slices into the buttermilk, coating both sides, and then place back in the flour mixture. Repeat this step until a solid coating is formed.
- Heat the oil to between 350° – 360° and gently place the coated onion rings into the oil. Fry for 3-4 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
- Place the cooked onion rings in a strainer to drain excess oil and sprinkle with salt.
When it comes to gluten-free cooking, draining the excess oil is crucial. The gluten-free flour tends to absorb moisture, so draining the excess oil will help keep the coating on your onion rings intact.
Enjoy these crispy and tasty gluten-free onion rings as a snack or side dish! Don’t forget, you can even freeze them for later. Simply line them on a cookie sheet or plate and stick them in the freezer for a few hours. Once fully frozen, transfer to a freezer bag for an easy, on-the-go snack.
“Satisfy your onion ring cravings with this easy and delicious gluten-free recipe!”