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.
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.
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