As I’ve been healing and able to eat a larger variety of food, my taste buds have been seeking new and exciting tastes and I’ve found myself wanting to experiment more with cooking. These onion rings are my first foray into creating GAPS Legal fried foods.
My curiosity in figuring out if I could create fried food that was GAPS Legal was spurred by my new favorite YouTube channel, 18th Century Cooking by John Townsend. This sent my mind spinning on if I could create GAPS legal fried foods.
These onion rings are legal on the GAPS Diet at stage 4! You can reserve the fat you use for frying to use again, as long as you don’t burn your fat.
Feel free to add additional flavors to the batter as you’d like!
Ingredients for Onion Rings:
1 cup Fermented Almond Flour (see recipe)
1 pint Lard (see recipe or store bought Fat Works)
1 tsp Salt
Directions for Onion Rings:
Heat lard in a pan on low heat. Be mindful of your fat because if it heats too fast, it will burn and you will have to throw it out and start over.
Scramble three eggs in a shallow bowl with salt and pepper. Add in almond flour.
Slice onion into thick rounds. Separate them into individual layers.
Working directly next to the pan with lard, dunk your onion rounds piece by piece in the batter. Then place directly into the lard.
Cook, turning as needed until they are golden brown in color.
Remove onions when they are golden brown. Drain off excess oil or the onion rings will get mushy.
If the onion rings are not salty enough, salt them to taste.