Take onion rings.
They check off three of the health no-no’s we’re all trained to avoid – deep fried, carb-filled, and battered.
They’re wicked good, yet normally so full of empty carbs and heart-killing vegetable oils that we’re supposed to run from them.
In this recipe, we use a gluten-free flour called amaranth. It’s really thick, and has a bit of a nutty flavor, so it’s only used in certain recipes. It just so happens that it’s darn tasty for onion ring batter.
(Side note: for buying most of our “weird” healthy stuff, like amaranth, we buy from Amazon)
For the “unhealthy” bread crumbs, we use a homemade version we found at Weed ‘em and Reap (except we substitute in our sourdough bread). We’ll do an entire loaf at a time and freeze the crumbs, usually lasting us for months.
Last but not least, you gotta get a healthy oil to fry these suckers in. We used ghee (can’t go wrong with butter flavor!), but coconut oil or lard would do the trick!
Here’s our recipe for healthy onion rings with sourdough breadcrumbs. Enjoy!