Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Quinoa-battered onion rings

Breakfast: Granola with yogurt

Lunch: More sushi than you can shake a chopstick at

Dinner: Quinoa-battered onion rings and mushroom soup

I have to admit, I totally stole this idea from the fantastic Fresh restaurant. Anyone who's been there and had these wil never forget them, and though I've got a long way to go before I make them as well as they do, they were definitely a treat.

You'll need
(Feeds 2)
1 medium onion
1/2 cup flour
1 cup flour
1 cup uncooked quinoa
vegetable oil

Put the 1/2 cup flour into one bowl and the quinoa into another
Put the 1 cup flour into another bowl and mix with enough water to make it a medium-thick batter
Chop the ends of the onion and then chop the whole thing into rings
Fill a small pan 1/4 full of vegetable oil and put it onto a high heat
For every onion ring, follow this sequence:
Dip in the flour
Dip in the batter
Dip in the quinoa
Toss into the oil
Remove from the oil when golden brown
When all the rings are cooked, serve and enjoy!

Be very careful when dealing with hot oil, because it burns like a devil.

I don't usually like to deep fry things, but these, I can make an exception for. Good on you, Fresh!

1 comment:

  1. oh, I have had the quinoa onion rings from Fresh...they are just awesome! They came atop one of their burgers...equally awesome. Fresh has inspired this chef into more vegetarian creativity. I admit to stealing their recipes (or at least doing my best to duplicate them) on occasion for my customers. So, here I go again...I told a couple of them about the quinoa rings and now I have to make them. Fresh does get credit for anything I've duplicated and, I always say when people ask me, if you want the real thing, go to Fresh!
    I'm going to have to eat quite a few more burgers before I can duplicate that too...mmm, I'm looking forward to that!