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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Gluten-free Beer Battered Onion Rings

I recently discovered this recipe. After years of not eating any fried food because of gluten I can't get enough. The first time I tried this recipe I ate way too much and sat on the couch in a nice food coma. But just an hour later was up and feeling good. Fried food had always made me feel so bad because on top of the unhealthy fried part, the gluten part put me in a brain fog. The same goes with beer. I never was a big beer drinker because I would feel bad and even get headaches before the alcohol would kick in. I prefer Bard's, it tastes great. I can't drink or cook with Redbridge because it has corn in it. St. Peter's is good, but costs more. I also tried Green's, it's more like a Guiness. I guess I'm saying everything (but no gluten) in moderation. This recipe calls for 3/4 of a cup of beer, but you can substitute soda water if you can't get gluten-free beer or you are under the age of 21. 1 cup of garbanzo bean flour packs 24 grams of protein. But I suggest splitting this with a friend.

    Gluten-free Beer Battered Onion Rings

1 cup garbanzo flour
3/4 cup gluten-free beer
1 TBS garlic power
1 tsp sea salt
2 sweet fat onions cut in rings
1 bottle safflower oil or oil of choice

  First mix the batter by combining flour, garlic powder, and salt. Then slowly pour beer in and mix well so there are no lumps. Let it sit for 10 minutes. I use a deep pan to fry in so it makes less of a mess. Of course, if you have a dedicated gluten-free frier you are in luck. Pour in enough oil to cover your onions rings so they cook evenly. Heat your oil on medium heat. You can test the oil with a drop of batter to see if it's ready. Dip and coat your onion rings evenly and carefully drop in. Cook until golden brown. About 5 minutes. Warning: these onion rings are very addictive but will not cause erosion to your small intestines.
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 You can fry anything with this batter. Here are a few things I have been frying....




  1. I love onion rings and have not been able to eat them since my wheat allergy, I am SO gonna try this! thanks :)

  2. Warning: You will fry everything you can think of. Remember you can use soda water in place of beer.

  3. This is great! We're vegans that recently went gluten free and my favorite recipe was beer battered avocado tacos! I tried to recreate them last week using different flours (didn't use chickpea) and they weren't the same. Excited to try your recipe above. The pics look like it's perfect!


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