Friday, September 14, 2012

Onion Rings (Low Carb)

I'm a serious sucker for fast food. The nasty greasiness is delightful somehow.
But, of course, fast food: not so diet friendly. It's tragic.
One fast food item I love is onion rings. Oh yum. Cooked onion in general is swoon-worthy for me. Not so much the raw ones though...
 I whipped up a batch of onion rings last night, and they turned out so delicious, sweet and flaky that even my daughter, who exclaimed that she did NOT like onion rings when I brought them to the table, liked them. And of course, low carb. Not totally low fat, but much, much, MUCH lower fat that ordinary onion rings, that is for certain!!!

Onion Rings: (LOW CARB)

1 large onion
1 egg
1/4 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup soy flour
3 TBL grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 tsp. kosher salt
1/4 tsp. dried parsley
1/8 tsp. garlic powder
pepper to taste
pinch of chile powder
extra virgin olive oil for frying (I used about 1/4 cup)

Heat the oil in a medium sauce pan over med-high heat.
Slice the onion about 1/2 inch thick or thicker. Separate "rings" and set aside.
Mix egg and cream in one bowl and set aside. Mix soy flour, Parmesan, salt, parsley, garlic powder, pepper and chili powder in a separate bowl.
Toss the onions in the egg/cream mixture and let them soak for 1-2 minutes. Let some of the excess egg drip off as you transfer them to the flour mixture and toss, doing it in batches. 
Fry the onion rings in the hot oil, turning when one side is golden. Transfer to some paper towel to get all of the excess grease off.

For 1/3 of the onion: 329 calories, 26g fat, 16g carbs, 8g protein 
Serve with fry sauce. If you don't know what fry sauce is, you must not know anyone from Utah...
(half mayo/half's DELICIOUS with fries and onion rings. Welcome to the good life.)

1 comment:

  1. 16 carbs is still allot of carbs. I eat under 20 carbs a day ...