Can I tell you how fantastic these Sourdough Battered Onion Rings are? Well, they are phenomenal! I thought it would be fitting to share this recipe with you the day before the Superbowl. I think it should be a part of everybody’s game-day spread! I can make these in a pinch since I always have these ingredients on hand and they are husband approved. You can do thin onion cuts (like I did for these pictures) but they come out just as well with thick onion cuts too.
Fry in Coconut Oil!
I fry my onion rings in coconut oil, which I am sure alarms some of you (I can hear the “Boo! Hiss!”). However, coconut oil is not the evil it is made out to be. Yes, it’s loaded with saturated fat (nearly 92%, that is; I say the more the better!) and it can actually help you lose weight (saaay what?!). Fat can help you lose fat? Yes it can! Coconut oil has also be shown to be helpful for those suffering from heart disease, it lowers lipoprotein levels (which is a test used to check the risk of heart attack in patients), and is also an anti-microbial! Food Renegade offers an excellent article on how to pick out the best coconut oil.
Sourdough Battered Onion Rings
inspired by GNOWFGLINS
1/2 to 3/4 cup coconut oil (where to buy coconut oil)
1 -2 large onions, sliced to your desired thickness
1/2 cup sourdough starter
sea salt & fresh cracked pepper (where to buy sea salt)
1/4 teaspoon cajun seasoning or cayenne pepper (optional)
splash of water
1. In a medium saucepan melt coconut oil over medium heat (don’t go hotter than medium as it will burn the coconut oil). I use a shallow fry method to make these so you don’t use excessive amounts of coconut oil (plus after making these onion rings, you can let the oil cool a bit, strain it, and use it again to fry in the future!).
2. In a large bowl, place sourdough starter and desired seasonings (you can really dress these up any way you’d like!). Mix together well. (Note: if your sourdough starter is a tad on the thick side, add a small splash of water to thin it out).3. Slice onions to desired thickness and carefully push out each ring. Place in sourdough batter and coat evenly. Then fry!