I’ve finally figured out a way to get my kids to eat onions. EP4L’s Crispy Vegan Onion Rings!
Yes, they’re deep fried and yes, it’s the not the healthiest way to add heart-healthy onions to their diet, but unlike a side of French fries, which they’re going to try to eat regardless, EP4L’s Crispy Vegan Onion Rings are another alternative that provides vitamin C, iron, folate, potassium, and iron to their diet. In moderation, they’re the perfect treat to go alongside their favorite burger.
I almost regret introducing them to my family. As soon as I’m done deep-frying a batch, they’re gone. So, I personally have a hard time getting my share. My family doesn’t just like them. They love them! I have to double the recipe just to get a few for myself.
The trick to the crispiness of the rings? Most onion ring recipes include a wet batter of milk and/or eggs which make the breading cling to each ring. Instead of using milk, I sub with an unsweetened nut milk and I replaced the egg with my favorite egg substitute – Aquafaba.
Aquafaba is a Vegan’s best friend in the kitchen. It’s the juice from a can of chickpeas or garbanzo beans. The juice mimic’s an egg’s ability to cling to the surface of virtually anything.
The other trick to crunchy rings? Panko or Japanese bread crumbs instead of regular breadcrumbs, which are finer in texture. The other secret to successful Crispy Vegan Onion Rings is they’re not just battered dipped once, not even twice. I batter them three times. The result is full coverage.