Our go-to, unwavering favorite appetizers at Easy and Healthy Recipes are undoubtedly onion rings. They’ve been a guilty pleasure for many years, but now that we’ve discovered this delectable low-carb onion ring recipe so you don’t have to feel guilty about consuming them.
The similarity between these Keto Onion Rings and the “genuine thing” will astound you. However, since onions are a little rich in carbohydrates so if you are keeping track of your macros, you should still enjoy this recipe in moderation. This seems like a nice treat to us.
Simple Keto Onion Rings That Are Both Healthy and Delicious
1. What are Keto Onion Rings
Onion rings are typically onion slices that have been deep-fried while being covered in high-carb flour and occasionally seasonings. They go well with any kind of burger, sandwich, or hot dog. They make a tasty appetizer snack that can be consumed on their own.
Onion rings are one of my all-time favorite dishes! They may also be baked in the oven or fried in an air fryer, so deep-frying isn’t the only way to prepare them.
Because of their crispiness, they are always satisfying to consume. My personal opinion is that Vidalia onions, often known as sweet onions, are the best onions to use for making onion rings. In our opinion, the flavor of certain other onions can be a little too strong for onion rings.
Because of the high-carb breading used to make the batter that covers the outside of the onions, the onion rings that we are all used to eating are typically not low-carb/keto. However, using our recipe, you can now make onion rings low carb, which is excellent for a Keto diet.
2. Ingredients for Keto Onion Rings
- Onions– Large white onions, cut into 1/2-inch slices.
- Almond flour– You should try to use blanched almond flour rather than a standard almond meal, as the lighter crumb holds onto the onions much better. Be sure to shake off any excess flour when dipping it before re-dipping it in the egg wash.
- Keto bread crumbs– these crumbs imitate the texture of panko or traditional bread crumbs minus the carbs, creating a deliciously crispy and crunchy coating.
- Eggs– Whisked eggs.
- Salt and pepper– To taste.
- Oil– I recommend vegetables, canola, peanut oil, or any other oil with a high boiling point.
3. Ingredients for Keto Onion Rings
These onion rings can either be fried or baked. Although baking works just as well and is healthier while still being low carb, we prefer frying since it guarantees the extra crispy surface!
- Combine flour and seasoning in a medium-sized bowl
- In another bowl, whisk the heavy cream and eggs. Pour the keto crumbs into a different bowl
- Dip the onion rings in the eggs, then in a mixture of almond flour and salt. Coat the onion rings in the egg mixture again before submerging them in the keto crumb. Repeat with the remaining onion, then transfer to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Instructions for Frying
1. Pour half an inch of oil into a deep pot or saucepan. Heat the oil till it reaches at least 350F, then you can start frying the onion rings.
2. Place 4-5 onion rings into the hot oil and fry for 2-3 minutes, flip them once, and let them fry until the crumbs turn golden brown. Place the fried onion rings on a plate lined with a paper towel. Repeat the process for the rest.
Baked onion rings
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spray them with some cooking spray. Place each of the coated onions in a single layer and bake them at 200C/400F for 20 minutes, flipping halfway through. Broil them for a further 5 minutes in the end if you want some crispiness on your onion.
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