Best Ever Onion Rings
Contributed by: NAPSA
(NAPS) - Onions "Ring" In Good Health - Onions are
more than delectable. This nutritious root vegetable has long been considered a health food.
Valued throughout history for their healing powers, onions have been shown to add important
phytochemicals and antioxidants considered essential to a healthy diet. With only 30 calories per
serving, onions are sodium, fat and cholesterol-free. They provide dietary fiber, vitamin C, vitamin
B6, and potassium. This recipe, from the National Onion Association, is a lower fat baked version
of classic onion rings.
- 3 large onions (about 9 to 11 oz. each), peeled and trimmed
- 1 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 cup non-alcoholic or regular beer
- Vegetable oil
Cut onions crosswise into 1/2-inch slices; pull apart into rings. (Refrigerate broken or end pieces
for other uses.) Mix flour, paprika, salt and pepper in large bowl. Add beer, stirring with wire
whip until foam is gone.
Toss onion rings with batter and transfer to plate, letting excess drip off as you transfer. Heat
1 tablespoon oil in large nonstick skillet (11 or 12-inch) over medium-high heat. Place about half
the onion rings in single layer in heated skillet and cook until browned, turning once, about 1 1/2
minutes on each side. Repeat with remaining onions. Transfer to ungreased shallow baking pans
or cookie sheets, arranging in single layer.
Bake at 425 degrees for 6 minutes or until crisp.
Serving Size: Makes 6 servings.