Crispy Coconut Onion Rings Recipe For Football Season
Written by: Lindsay Sibson
“Are you ready for some fooooooootball? A Monday night party!”
Just like Pavlov’s dog’s learned to salivate at the sound of a bell, I learned early on in my childhood that the sound of this football theme song meant that a tray of nachos would appear in the very near future.
It goes hand in hand… crunchy, salty and fried snacks while watching a football game.
But then you realize as an adult that perhaps a large plate of weekly nachos during football season doesn’t really do wonders for your waistline (or your health).
But also as a wise grown up, you have learned to problem solve – and have also discovered that there are healthy alternatives to nearly e.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g. – including game day snacks!
Check out these Coconut Onion Rings that you can happily much on during the game without totally derailing your health.
Why Eat Crispy Coconut Onion Rings?
Made with better-for-you ingredients than the traditional rings you find at restaurant:
- Helps improve immunity
- The phytochemicals in onions along with their vitamin C
- Onions contain chromium
- Assists in regulating blood sugar
- Reduces inflammation and helps infections
- Packed with nutrients such as magnesium and potassium:
- Muscles use these to repair broken down tissue and to grow back stronger
- Excellent source of plant-based iron
- A great supplement for your diet
- High in healthy fats:
- Lauric acid is useful in helping your body create energy
- Grain-free and gluten-free
Crispy Coconut Onion Rings
- 1 large sweet onion, sliced into rings
- 2 cups unsweetened coconut flakes
- ½ cup arrowroot powder (or cornstarch)
- ¼ tsp sea salt
- ⅛ tsp pepper
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup coconut milk (or cow’s milk)
- Optional: 1 tsp cayenne pepper (if you prefer spicy), other spices
- If frying: 2 inches of coconut oil in a small pot
Preparing the onion rings:
1. In a bowl, mix the arrowroot powder, salt, pepper and cayenne pepper.
2. In another bowl, mix the eggs and milk. Set aside.
3. In a third bowl, pour in the coconut flakes.
4. Set a cooling rack over a cookie sheet and set aside.
5. Take onion rings and dip into arrowroot mixture, then into the egg.
- Set on the drying rack.
- Repeat until all onion rings are coated.
6. Take all the onion rings and dip them a SECOND time into the arrowroot mixture followed by the egg mixture.
- Set aside on drying rack.
7. Repeat the arrowroot and egg dipping a third time, but this time dip into the coconut flakes.
- Set aside coconut onion rings on a plate.
- Now the rings are ready for cooking.
8. Cooking Options:
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- Bake for 15-18 minutes.
- Turn once midway through cooking.
- Fill the pot with 2 inches of coconut oil.
- Set to medium heat (oil should be between 285 – 300 F).
- Higher than 300 will burn the coconut.
- Place the onion rings into the oil 1 at a time.
- Cook for 2-3 minutes per side.
- The coconut should be golden, but not burned.
- Allow to cool for a minute and then ENJOY!
Don’t Forget The Dip!
Dips make everything MORE delicious. For an easy homemade Honey Mustard sauce, CLICK HERE.
Lindsay Sibson turned her lifelong dream of traveling the world into a reality when she first stepped on a plan in April of 2014. With the simple intention of learning more about this beautiful world, she stepped away from corporate America to explore an alternative lifestyle of long term international travel, volunteering, blogging and pursuing a blissfully happy and fulfilling way of life.
Lindsay documents her journey in hopes of empowering others to find their passion, reignite their spark and freshen their outlook on life. Connect with her on her website and follow her travels on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/_traveloholic_).
Through her blog, Lindsay documents her journey in hopes of empowering others to find their passion, reignite their spark and freshen their outlook on life.
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