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.
- 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
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.