Onion Rings

Onion rings that are vegan, gluten free, thoroughly fried, and don’t come apart in a pile of strings when you bite into them. They’re real, and they’re really simple to make! Keep a batch of them uncooked in the freezer for those times when you need exactly such a treat.


Onion Rings:


  • 1 Vidalia onion, sliced horizontally with slices separated into “rings” and frozen for at least one hour*
  • ½ cup cashews, soaked
  • ¼ cup and ¼ cup arrowroot starch, separated
  • High-heat oil, for frying

*Freezing onions expands the water in cells and breaks down the cell walls, so when you bite into the onion it breaks cleanly instead of separating into strings

To prepare:

Blend soaked cashews with ¼ cup starch, set in bowl. Keep other ½ cup starch in separate bowl. Dip sliced onion rings in starch first, then cashew paste, then starch again. Lightly fry on each side until golden, and sprinkle with sea salt.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Kat says:

    Great recipe, can’t wait to try it! Are you supposed to add water to blend the cashews and starch? If so, how much?

    1. hungrychickpea15 says:

      Hi Kat! If the cashews are soaked, you may not need to add water when blending (a thicker consistency will hold up better) — if they are not blending well, I would add water about 1 tbsp at a time to avoid having too thin of a batter, but so that it is still smooth. Hope you enjoy 🙂

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